The designed objective is for you to have your cake and eat it too. We can design a home that is benefiting from the best of current building science and still hold onto objects that give you noisy joy, like a 66 Shelby Cobra.
As designers, we recognize the change has already happened: adaptive building science, which is focused on high performance, can invert a lifestyle that has been using mostly fossil fuel to one that is predominantly/completely electric. If your usual energy consumption is 80% combustion/20% electric, we challenge you to do an experiment and invert your usage to 80% electric/20% combustion.
Contrary to the advice given to Dustin Hoffman’s character in the 1967 film The Graduate, the future is not ‘plastics’. The future is renewable materials. The future is solar and wind powered electricity. The future is your independence.