"Future House USA incorporates the five elements of what its builder labels Home Biology 101 -- energy efficiency, indoor air quality, water consumption, storm-water management and construction recycling. Describing houses as living organisms that breathe, absorb environmental elements and produce waste, Bialecki says that by integrating all five aspects, houses can be up to 85 percent energy efficient, use half as much water per person, remove much of the pollutants from indoor air, eliminate storm drains altogether and recycle much of the construction waste normally sent to landfills.
Moreover, the Marquette University graduate says he can achieve these results while maintaining construction costs roughly 16 percent below those of conventional builders."
Text excerpt from: Environment-friendly homes to be shown at China's Future House, By LEW SICHELMAN, UNITED FEATURES SYNDICATE INC.
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