After Net Zero: The Negative Energy Home

Large roof overhangs help with passive cooling, while also providing a larger surface for solar panels.

Situated in a hardwood swamp, the home is outfitted with sturdy materials, such as concrete floors and mold-resistant drywall, which can take the wet heat.

A wall of glass doors along the backside of the home aid in passive ventilation.

In the kitchen, concrete floors and countertops are warmed by lots of wood.

Like the living room, the master bath’s floors stay soft underfoot with wood inlays added to the concrete.

Upstairs, a loft offers space for storage.

When passive lighting isn’t enough, LEDs make up the difference.

Native cypress offers a durable material with a comfortable feel for mud room cabinetry.

The pool sports both a highly efficient pump system and solar-powered heating.

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