05 Jul '11, 2pm

We need more models of the future like this: Family reduces footprint to 1.5 tonnes/person (avg american ~20 tons!)

We need more models of the future like this: Family reduces footprint to 1.5 tonnes/person (avg american ~20 tons!)

You may remember six months ago we travelled to Sweden to meet the lucky Lindell family who had just moved in a beautiful new home in the suburbs of Stockholm. This wasn't any old designer house though, this was the first protoype of the Bright Living concept , a prefab specially built to help this family radically reduce their carbon footprint through architecture, technology and lifestyle changes. Having won a competition to take part in the One Tonne Life project the family enthusiastically agreed to follow the experts' advice and see if they could live a comfortable existence using only one tonne of carbon per person. Their time in the house is now up, so let's find out how they did.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/low-carbon-living...

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