I am currently working on a project for a company promoting 'zero energy' housing construction. I have posted a few of the illustrations that were produced to promote the technology involved. The idea is to combine leading edge technology and materials and a system of solar collection to take houses off the electrical grid. These images play around with zeros and very simple house shapes.
New solar panels can be built into the structure of the roof-- not those clunky box-like structures that come to mind.
This sort of thing offers a glimmer of hope for the future, a small step in the right direction. Eventually we will all have adapt and change our energy habits or they will be changed for us.