30 Jul '11, 11am

Net zero living in a walkable neighborhood

Net zero living in a walkable neighborhood

Historic photo of Matt and Kelly Grocoff's house. Photo: Kelly & Matt's Net Zero House Cross-posted from National Resources Defense Council . Matt and Kelly Grocoff have renovated their 110-year-old home in Ann Arbor, Mich. to state-of-the-art energy standards. Their energy bills demonstrate the results: They actually generate more energy from on-site renewable sources than they consume. The Grocoffs believe they now have the oldest "net zero" home in America. There's a lot to like about this, but what I like best is that the home is green not only with respect to building energy but also with respect to transportation energy, because it is in a walkable city neighborhood of older homes on compact lots on gridded streets, with services and amenities close by. They sit within a block's walk of three schools, by my count, and there is a transit line also a block away. There'...

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