We are getting ready to start construction on this beach house. Through the use of smart design that maximizes breezes, implements proper shading, and PV solar panels, this is designed to create as much energy as it needs (net zero energy).
This is home for a big family. Although the entire family won’t always be there. Sometimes it might just be a small group. So to save energy usage, rather than having one big house, it is designed as a series of smaller villas separated by water. The water helps with cooling, plus this means that energy will only be used for the amount of spaces inhabited. (no need to heat or cool spaces that are not being used).