First Net Zero house in the U.S. is now occupied

A family has moved into the first Net Zero house constructed in the U.S. and are allowing the University of Missouri’s Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium to collect data on the house's energy usage during their first year there.

October 02, 2013

A family has moved into the first Net Zero house constructed in the U.S. and are allowing the University of Missouri’s Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium to collect data on the house's energy usage during their first year there. Project leaders chose Webster Grove, a suburb of St. Louis, as the building site for its first U.S. construction project in 2012 because it's an area that receives all climate extremes, from ice-cold winters to sweltering hot summers. If the house proves to be energy efficient in this location, the theory goes, it should work just as well in any other location in the U.S.

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