You'll never guess where the first LEEDS-certified residential development is
Or maybe you will because you're better at stopping yourself from leaping to assumptions than I am... 😅
Here's an interesting Washington Post article about the world's first LEEDS Zero Energy-certified residential development – which happens to be in Florida, NOT exactly where I would have expected. (Shows you how much I know!)
The development sounds pretty sweet. All of the homes come with solar panels and home batteries and create more energy than they use, collectively acting as a virtual power plant that supports the larger grid. Residents pay nothing for their electricity and are better protected from blackouts caused by hurricanes etc. Nice! I believe that communities and industrial complexes that are able to function like virtual power plants like this will have a huge role to play in helping us create secure and stable green energy infrastructure.
Of course, I imagine it costs a pretty penny to buy a home in the development. Looking forward to the day when affordable housing is available for everyone and all homes are powered with sustainable green energy. ✌️