Townhouses Boosted at the Shanghai World Expo

From the Issaqua Free Press we learn that the governor of Washington spoke at the Shanghai World Expo Sustainable Cities Forum and mentioned a zero-energy townhouse project called zHome being built in one of her state's more progressive cities, Issaqua: "Plans call for zHome to include 10 townhouses designed to produce as much electricity as the units consume. By harnessing solar power and using recycled building materials, developers hope the complex causes only minimal impact to the environment.  The city spearheaded the development of zHome, and a private joint venture is responsible for construction and financing."  Full article here, video of construction here.  (Image credit: