Maura McCarthy has big ideas. Her challenge to home builders is that each home they build should be net zero. Now. The co-founder and vice president of market development for BluHomes says it's a simple choice, and it's part of how she has revolutionized prefab housing.

Nearly 10 years ago, McCarthy was impassioned to bring sustainable living to consumers in way that they could afford. She worked on an intensive study with the Rhode Island School of Design and MIT during which they aimed to become experts in housing because, admittedly, they had a lot to learn.

“If you are looking at housing worldwide, you would say that the U.S. is not an innovator,” McCarthy says.

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