Alex and I are thrilled that our project has been attracting so much attention lately. In building this house, one of our main goals has been to get the word out to people considering a building or remodeling project of their own that it’s possible to drastically lower their energy use–and even cut their energy bills to zero. We know that our own house will save energy, but we’re hoping that by showing that this can be done even in cloudy Seattle, and even on a budget, we can spur others to put these same building techniques to use and thereby help to conserve even more.
We’re confident that if people knew they could have a zero-energy house for about the same price as a regular house, many would choose to do it. The necessary technologies, designs, and building materials all exist today. The only thing lacking is awareness. We’re trying to change that.
Our mini media blitz continues tomorrow with a short feature on 94.9 KUOW, our local NPR station. If you’re in Seattle, you can tune in at 12:00 to The Conversation with Ross Reynolds. We’ll post a link here after the show.