The Greenest House on the Planet

This article in September 11th, 2006 edition of Business Week describes the greenest house on the planet as judged by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system. The owner of the house is Steve Glenn of PeopleLink. His design includes many aspects of PositivEnergyOutput. He uses multiple ways to reduce consumption and increase production.

Here is a list of technolgies included in his home design:

Some technologies he could have included are:

  • Wind Turbines
  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • Human Power

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2 responses to “The Greenest House on the Planet”

  1. greenc says :

    A few years ago an eviromental research group, (Fundacion Gaviotas)in Bogota Colombia) developed a concept of two acres farm, in which a family woul be able to feed themself, with the production of the land.

    Of course water has to be abundant, and would be possible to have ducks, porks and fish in the same enviroment. Duck disposal feeds fish and this feed porks.

    Honey from bees would supply the sugar, and a fermented beverage as an every day drink, coul be obtained from the water honey mix.

    Some chickens could be manteined with corn and soy harvested in the same area. Of course the protein would be obtained from the eggs.

    They developed a little electricity generator which worked with wind or running water.

    It`s nothing extraodinary, beacuse the way families lived for centuries and we alreaday forgot it. (except the electrical plant )

    edgar giraldo

    was I the first ?

  2. positivenergyoutput says :

    We may see developing countries using the PositivEnergyOutput concept before the developed counties because the need is more prevelent. If the majority of people are content with the status quo there will not be any change. But for those places that are in dire need of electricity and food and water, they will be the ones to change first, especially if the nation does not have the capital for large centralized power stations. It is more affordable for individuals to setup their own sustainable and full cycle system.

    Thank you for your comment Edgar.

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