By the Issaquah Press
 
 
When it opens in Issaquah, Wash., in September, zHome will be the first multifamily, zero-energy, carbon-neutral community in the United States. Issaquah is located about 13 miles east of Seattle.
 
A collaborative effort of several organizations and companies, including the Washington State University Energy Program, zHome is a template for what 21st century, carbon-neutral housing will look like.
 
It will use:
* Zero net energy by balancing its carbon emissions throughout the year.
* 70 percent less water than a typical home.
* Materials that come from some of the greenest sources possible.
 

Read more at the Issaquah Press online here. Visit the zHome website here.