The Mayor of Gothenburg, Anneli Hulthén opened the door to the future of sustainable housing in Gothenburg this week. The climate neutral one family house, which can create more energy than it consumes is a part of a project called One Tonne Life. One tonne of carbon dioxide per person and year is a major challenge bearing in mind that the global average today is about seven tonnes.
However, house specialists A-hus, power supplier Vattenfall and Volvo Cars believe that with the right know-how, the right technology and confident, consistent behaviour it is possible for the test family to approach the one-tonne target figure without departing significantly from its regular lifestyle or standard of living. Much of the technology and the solutions the family will use are already available to the general public or will be in the near future.
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