19 Feb '12, 1am
Net zero living in a walkable neighborhood via @grist
There’s a lot to like about this, but what I like best is that the home is green not only with respect to building energy but also with respect to transportation energy, because it is in a walkable city neighborhood of older homes on compact lots on gridded streets, with services and amenities close by. They sit within a block’s walk of three schools, by my count, and there is a transit line also a block away. There’s a neighborhood pocket park just down their own block. The house today, in all its net zero glory. Photo: Kelly & Matt’s Net Zero House There’s a market, a bank branch, and several restaurants within a 10- to 12-minute walk. Yet theirs is a leafy neighborhood of mostly single-family homes.