HOUSTON – HOUZE Advanced Building Science, a Houston-based green building firm, has announced its program to construct affordable zero-energy homes in the United States, starting in Houston.
The builder was featured on a national Bloomberg TV program in late April. http://www.bloomberg.com/video/mc10-changing-the-way-we-think-about-electronics-6qznYaxTRIuGEv6pb3EWoQ.html
“HOUZE is completely revolutionizing the way homes are built, how they consume and generate energy and the overall total cost of ownership,” said David Goswick, CEO, HOUZE. “By combining durable, efficient building materials with innovative energy management systems and advanced energy-saving, power-generating and storing technologies, we are comprehensively redefining the “American Dream”.
The homes, under construction in Houston, are powered by a power cell that produces both on-site electricity and thermal heat from natural gas. Roughly the size of a traditional air conditioning unit, the power cell generates significantly more energy than the home will consume. This surplus is fed back to the electricity grid.