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Historic ‘Net Zero’ Home

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Just imagine if every building in the city sustained itself… Props to Matt and Kelly Grocoff, who renovated their 110-year-old Ann Arbor, Michigan home to be net-zero. A net-zero energy home produces as much or more energy than its occupants consume – accomplished by (a) reducing energy demand, typically by 60-70 percent according to Grocoffs’ blog – then (b) meeting that demand by adding on-site renewable energy.

The Grocoffs sport $0 utility bills. The blog shows that being environmentally-conscious, can also mean being budget-friendly after the savings pay for the up-front costs.

(video and image via: Kelly & Matt’s Net Zero Home)

Written by kbrotherslane

August 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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  1. Matt, love what you have done here. Thanks for leading by example and living the change you wish to see in the world. Keep it up.

    Michael Verdi

    August 4, 2011 at 7:55 am


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