According to GE, green gizmo home, also called as net-zero energy would probably save 30% of energy costs. Though it costs 10% more than a conventional house, it is worth spending lot of money. When builders offered it, few took them up on it.
Net-zero energy home includes a ground source heat pumps, supplementary wind pump, photovoltaic arrays, high efficiency appliances and battery storage.
GE’s emphasis on next-generation gadgets and gizmos risks masking the dirty little secret behind green building design — that the construction industry already has on hand, but has largely failed to deploy, the tools to make homes and other buildings much more energy efficient than they typically are today.
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