Guest Author: CR Herro – VP, Environmental Affairs
The Home of Tomorrow has been captivating each of us since we were twelve and dreaming about a home of our own. Our big master bedroom, living room with a big TV and comfy couch, a kitchen stuffed with our favorite foods, and living down the street from our friends. I personally believed in having a tunnel that ran directly between our houses.
In April, Mental Floss published an article titled “4 Eco-Fabulous Places to Live in 2020” detailing four communities around the world that could exist by 2020 filled with solar panels, electric vehicles, and recycling systems. The US Department of Energy has a goal to pursue advancements in energy efficiency and renewable energy that enables buyers to reduce their energy demand and generate renewable energy so that a home could eliminate their utility demand by 2030. And that makes sense – when we were twelve, we weren’t looking forward to high utility bills. I planned on having a dolphin in a pool in the middle of the living room.