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Lighthouse by Potton: First Net-Zero Carbon Self-Built Home

Do you remember the first zero-emission house that was released more than a year ago in UK? Today I hear that the same guys (the Brits) will get the first net-zero carbon house, that reaches the highest level of sustainability. Dubbed the Lighthouse, the highly eco-friendly house was designed by Potton and was meant to “encourage a way of living that is inherently ‘light’ on the world’s resources whilst combining the practicalities of today’s average homeowner.”

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It sits on screw piled foundations (raised from the ground to minimize impact), features a sloping 40-degree roof that captures wind for cooling and ventilation, has triple glazed large windowsto reduce heat loss and also packs photovoltaic panels and built-in systems that would recycle rainwater. Not sure how eco-conscious people are, but I’m glad that a net-zero carbon self built home exists. 

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2 responses to “Lighthouse by Potton: First Net-Zero Carbon Self-Built Home” - Add yours!

  1. Lien Ankjell said:
    November 25, 2008

    Visionary!!!

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