OT: ZEHs and the End of Suburbia
- Being a serious glutton for punishment, I started a Yahoo Group
recently called RE4a Modular
(http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/re4amodular) to share information
about prefabricated, modular Zero Energy Homes or ZEHs. I liked the
concepts behind Dwell Home developed by Resolution 4 Architecture,
but have since found equally intriguing concepts for minimalist
living including the Glide Home.
While I like the notion of homes that are self-sustaining -- both in
the material from which they are built and the energy they produce
and consume -- I am also concerned about how these concepts could be
integrated into urban revitalization and smart community
development. I particularly like the fact none of these concepts
are "snout" homes or focus unduly on cars.
I want to invite CarFree members who are also interested in urban
and suburban architecture and planning to consider participating in