Three new homes in a village in Somerset in the U.K. were designed to achieve a near-zero carbon rating. The houses include insulated floor systems, polystyrene-and-concrete walls and advanced roof systems. Builder Arthur Bland said the homes, which are made of ultra-modern materials, were built for about the same price as conventional homes. Had the houses been allowed to use solar panels, they would have been zero-carbon or carbon-negative.
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