The first goal of a sustainable house should be reduced daily energy consumption. This energy might seem to be a small piece of the sustainability picture when looked at from a daily, monthly or even annual perspective.
When a building’s life cycle energy consumption is considered this energy is always huge. From a life cycle perspective radical energy reductions are always a good deal – both for individual home owners and the society he/she lives within.
We need to move toward a culture that encourages making responsible and sustainable housing choices.