‘Triple-zero’ home construction savings add up

Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
December 11, 2009
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION : GREEN

Most of us by now are accustomed to hearing the term “net zero” when talking about innovative houses and small commercial buildings. But now we’re starting to hear about a concept that is even more avant-garde: the triple-zero house.

It’s the brain-child of German architect and engineer Werner Sobek. By triple-zero, Sobek means a building that is energy self-sufficient (zero energy consumed), produces zero emissions and is made entirely of recyclable materials (zero waste). To achieve this, Sobek uses a lot of glass and as little steel and concrete as possible.

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