I keep an eye on things in the UK because, for some reason, I have this feeling that they’re focusing more on sustainability than we are. I mean, they’re not necessarily talking about green this or green that, they’re talking about lifecycle of materials and carbon emissions. This super luxury eco-home, for instance, was designed with lifecycle in mind. Designed by ZedFactory, the, ahem, 7535 sf home has received Bath (UK) planning permission and should be complete within about a year. It will feature efficient insulation, solar orientation, thermal mass, and earth sheltering to minimize energy consumption.