Low-energy buildings can "make communities more resilient to climate shocks" as well as being much healthier for people and the planet, says author Jared Green. His book, Good Energy: Renewable Power and the Design of Everyday Life, features 35 low-energy buildings that are well-designed, affordable and cut energy expenses long-term. Ten of them, from around the world, are featured in the article. Such buildings integrate photovoltaic panels, energy-efficient strategies and all-electric systems, and they can help reduce CO2 emissions from the built environment.

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