The article points out that the home was also named the United States Green Building Council’s 2016 Best Single-Family Home and named the Best Energy Efficient House in the United States by the US Department of Energy. The Taft home was also the only American project honored at the 2016 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Morocco.
According to the architect, Elizabeth DiSalvo of Trillium Architects the home uses a lot less energy than was projected. “Sometimes it makes twice as much energy as it uses” she noted.
The article’s author sums up the home by writing “Simply put, it is—and remains—one of the world’s most energy-efficient houses.”