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David Gregory | 16:22 UK time, Friday, 13 November 2009

Next week on Midlands Today we'll be looking at the technology used to build one of our first "zero carbon" houses. That's carbon as in climate change gas, CO2.

The idea of a "zero carbon" home is that not only does it not use energy (which of course produces CO2) but that you actually generate power too. In theory this house won't get an electricity bill, it will get a cheque from the energy company instead!

I'll update this blog next week with much more information but in the meantime the house is nearly finished and they're having an open day tomorrow (Saturday). So if you are in Birmingham and want to poke about for yourself this website has all the details.

It is a fascinating building and perhaps one day all our homes will be built like this.


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