If you've been following my work for a while, you'll realize that I basically stopped talking about "green building" about three to four years ago. The term "green" has been too watered down to mean anything anymore. Instead, I talk about "high performance houses" or "comfort." I find that my clients have had uncomfortable houses in the past and that talking about comfort really resonates. I also have lots of clients who want low energy bills. The idea of a zero-dollar electric bill is pretty awesome.
In this blog post, I thought I'd give you the extended version of the story of the house in this video. This is a house my company built for Forge Craft Architecture's founder Scott Ginder and his family. It's a house that will generate enough electricity with its solar array to have a zero-sum electric bill for the entire year (some months, the bill will be negative, some months it won't; but overall, the monthly bills for a year will average $0).