Historic ‘Net Zero’ Home
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)