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The House of the Future seems as far away as ever

Homebuilders are making homes smarter but it’s all getting so complicated. According to Jacob Atalla of KB Home, “The best way to predict the future is to make it.” So he and others in the building industry often build model concept homes to test out ideas. Michele Lerner of the …

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Zero House is a big nothing

A big nothing– No greenhouse gases, no toxic materials, no utility bills, no waste. Sitting next to the highway in the parking lot of the big EDIT exhibition in Toronto is the inauspicious Zero House, a little house with some very big ambitions: to generate zero greenhouse gases, have zero …

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Why wind and solar won't save us

Even with all the new storage technologies, it is still better to reduce demand. Kris De Decker’s Low Tech Magazine is one of the most thoughtful and interesting places on the web to find original and controversial thinking about energy and technology. His latest post is typical: a detailed criticism …

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