Swedes Assist Virginia "Climate Pilots"

Muppets Swedish Chef
Muppets Swedish Chef

Favorite Swedish star? That would have to be The Muppets' Swedish Chef.

However the lovable, bumbling character is nothing like the serious, real-world Swedes working to reduce Sweden's greenhouse gas carbon emissions. Now, four northern Virginia households have just completed a Swedish-lead experiment called "Climate Pilots" to track household carbon emission, according to The Washington Post.

The results could provide a glimpse into a sustainability-focused housing future, covering details down to the kitchen.

Did you know, for instance, that European Union rules require disclosing a home's overall carbon output when it goes on the market?