31 Mar '16, 11am

"In Singapore, a Home That’s Naturally Green" by JANE A. PETERSON via NYT https://t.co/Ba9JZ2mcWL

"In Singapore, a Home That’s Naturally Green" by JANE A. PETERSON via NYT https://t.co/Ba9JZ2mcWL

Photo The B House is built to be livable without the use of air-conditioning. Credit Jane A. Peterson SINGAPORE — In the upmarket neighborhood of Bukit Timah, a minimalist and futuristic “carbon negative” house will soon hit the rental market. It promises no energy bills, lower water bills and the potential of one day supplying excess electricity to the national grid. It’s called B House, after Belinda Young, its owner. “This is the first carbon negative house in Singapore,” she said, “yet built at the same price as any other home of a similar size in the area.” The largely prefabricated home cost $2.13 million to build. It sits alongside a fraternal twin that is not carbon negative. Both 5,400-square-foot homes squeeze onto a 17,500-square-foot plot where Ms. Young’s dilapidated family home, built in the 1950s, once stood. To generate more power than it consumes, B House ...

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/01/realestate/in-singapore...

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