David Miller's Net-Zero Home

MIT alumnus David Miller in his net-zero home in Newton, MA. Miller and his wife designed the home with the aim to minimize energy consumption. Among a range of technological and architectural features, the house possesses a front hall that creates a wind tunnel effect when first- and second-floor windows are open (the hot air being sucked up through the open stairwell area to keep the home cool), windows with extremely thick casings to create powerful insulation, a north-facing living room that is entirely solar-heated in winter, and a roof covered in solar panels, which generate enough energy to power a majority of the home, as well as the owners’ electric cars.

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