Syrian eco-homes' zero-carbon footprint

2010-01-14 08:46 BJT

With the world focused on the effects and challenges brought on by climate change, a Syrian entrepreneur thinks he may have found an answer for the future.

Khaled Mahjoub- the director of Sukna Projects- aims to build entirely energy self-sufficient homes near the Syrian capital, Damascus. Using solar power panels, the homes will produce more energy than their consumption needs. It will also include a greenhouse for food to be grown locally.

A typical house includes five bedrooms and two bathrooms, making it suitable for large families. The project strives to save money and protect the environment by eliminating energy bills and waste. Houses will be sold by instalments where families pay a third of their monthly salary every month.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: CCTV.com