• affordable housing;
  • community;
  • deep energy retrofit;
  • funding;
  • HERS;
  • homeowner education;
  • LEED;
  • zero net energy

Abstract The Wisdom Way Solar Village in Greenfield, Massachusetts is a zero net energy mixed-income, mixed-ability subdivision/condominium of 20 solar homes. It stands as an ethical response to climate change in that it demonstrates that homes in the northern United States can be built to use almost no fossil fuel for heat or electricity and to use very little water. It also demonstrates that small groups of people can learn to work together and to enjoy the benefits of living in a small community.