Low energy, affordable housing

Glenn Reynolds links to an interesting article about ‘zero energy’ homes, or at least homes that use somewhat less than a quarter of the same energy the average US house does. They’re being built by Habitat for Humanity and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

Unlike some past low energy homes, they’re no more expensive or visually different than other standard looking homes. I can’t imagine I’m the only interested in a house that ends up knocking 80% off my gas and electric bill.