This micro-algae facade powers a net zero house





This net zero house, known as the BIQ, is a new construction project rather than a retrofit, but will include energy-producing micro-algae to help it produce its own power.



A net zero retrofit powered by algae?

Metropolis magazine recently issued a challenged to young designers: help the U.S. General Services Administration cut carbon emissions by retrofitting a 46-year-old federal building in downtown Los Angeles. 



This micro-grid offers net zero energy efficiency



Net zero energy efficiency at "an unprecedented rate of affordability?" Well, that's what the first private commercial micro-grid project of its kind in California, known as 2500 R Street, promises to deliver.