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Here’s a departure from my usual research-based reports.  Although the Garden Atriums are net zero, with Verizon as my only utility bill, the #1 reason – by far – that our residents bought their Garden Atrium home was the aesthetics of the home and the site. I realized that “Sustainable Living” has to encompass both (1) living 100% with what Earth provides, which can be readily done, and (2) enjoying as high a quality-of-life-experience as we can provide.  In fact, I believe it’s the latter that’s been the lure – and may be essential – for enticing people to live in a net zero fashion.… Keep reading