Zero emissions drive would grow U.S. economy – Report shows meeting Paris climate goals would add trillions of dollars in economic growth
Zero net energy, waste, and water development in Albany, NY
Carbon neutral, net energy positive ecodistrict for Lille, France
Toranomon-Azabudai Project – an urban village for Tokyo focusing on “green” and “wellness”
Positive net energy for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Tesla Energy, Brookfield, & Dacra Are Developing A Large-Scale Sustainable Neighborhood In Austin, Texas
Editorial Comment: Anybody remember the 1979 Solar Community in Davis, CA (http://schadavis.org)?
Cantilever House – zero net energy design for India
Editorial Comment: Finally some work on zero net energy designs for cooling as well as heating. ZED Lab looks interesting as well. They’ve been working since 2009.
Hot Heart – artifical islands to supply heat to Helsinki and support a tropical forest
Greenhouses for extreme climates
Austin, TX’s Whisper Valley “a net-zero capable community, and every home has a geothermal HVAC (it’s a very unique* geothermal system – it’s the first of its kind and the largest in the world)”
Editorial Comment: My old English teacher, Mr Neilsen, would want me to remind people that “unique” means “one of a kind” which is difficult to modify. There’s no such thing as “very one of a kind.”
Toyota’s Woven City – a programmable city and a test bed for a hydrogen energy system (?)