Zero Carbon House

Designed by architecture firm Snohetta for the Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings, this Norwegian home is designed to emit zero emissions. Leaning at a 19 degree angle to capture as much of the sunlight as possible, the eco-home is made from stacked wood, recycled bricks and timber and generates its own power through solar and thermal panels on its roof. The generation of its own power means that the home can heat its swimming pool, cover its own energy use and charge an electric car. As well as this, the home collects rain water, grey water and drain water and uses the heat recovered from the water as well as the excess warmth inside the home to heat incoming tap water. This eco-home also includes a sauna and vegetable patch.

Although not currently available to purchase the prototype built home will act as a research project to help inform future eco-builds.