The idea for the Pretty Good House came out of a Building Science
Forum discussion about getting more people building using better methods - to not 'preach to the choir', and to build not
for the 'early-adopters', but for everyone, to make a better building standard. So, the Pretty Good House is better than the
building code, and it captures all the ideas for a Net-Zero House, but without paying for the complete disconnection from
public power systems. That one last kilowatt is very expensive in solar, so the Pretty Good House still plugs into the grid.