If you're trying to be more green, or rein in winter heating bills, you might cover your windows with plastic, or put a foam strip under doorways to keep out drafts. But a group of architects and designers are taking the concept a step further. Instead of trying to improve existing houses, they're building new ultra energy-efficient homes that require almost no heating, even on a cold winter day.
Jordan Goldman is an engineer at Zero-Energy Design, a Boston firm that designs these so-called passive homes, which are super-insulated, airtight structures that cost next to nothing to heat.
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This segment aired on November 29, 2010.