Here’s a house that announces its energy efficiency (or lack thereof):

With large intentions, its mission is to demonstrate an alternative method of building that allows levels of flexibility and sustainability beyond the reach of typical residential construction. This building requires NO FURNACE, even in Maine, and provides owners with real-time, easily understandable feedback of energy use through its “mood ring” LED fixtures. An off-the-grid option is also in the works.

Even better is the design philosophy:

The BrightBuilt project is unshakably committed to two overarching concepts:
Sustainability as a goal, and
Open Source Collaboration as a method to reach that goal.

More at Inhabitat
and the Brightbuilt blog

Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman makes stuff, some of which works. He invites you to drive a bike for a living (, stop killing your garden (, and live in an off-grid shipping container (