When the Futurist first reported on the Garden Atrium sustainable housing project created in southeastern Virginia (March-April 2002), it was just under way. Since then, as the project has moved slowly toward completion, the author began to research what they had not initially included in their project that would be essential to sustainable living. The initial Garden Atrium development uses a net-zero approach. In other words, it has a "net" consumption for heating, cooling, power, water, etc., utilizing alternative energy methods. Creating net-zero living environments is actually not all that difficult, technically. A next-generation project, however, must address some additional dimensions. First, all utilities must be included. Air quality also makes a huge difference in the sustainable home. The research has led to six areas previously not considered as part of sustainable living: 1. a sense of community, 2. transport, 3. education and leisure, 4. government, 5. oneness, and 6. joy.