The new Zero House, designed by architect Scott Specht, is the ultimate green home. It is as close to being off grid as you can get whilst enjoying all the creature comforts. High efficiency solar panels generate enough electricity all the electricity you could need while highly efficient batteries store enough power to keep you running for a week of cloudy days. A 2700 galon roof cistern is at the centre of an ingenious plumbing system that terminates in a compost container in the basement. No need for sewerage pipes. There is of course, super efficient LED lighting with each bulb lasting for around 100,000 hours.