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Troy Zdzieblowski, Guest Columnist

Troy Zdzieblowski is a Home Energy Consultant at the Neil Kelly Company. Troy enjoys all kinds of challenges. Once purely a home energy specialist, he’s broadened his skill set to deal with other home improvement specialties, including roofing, with the Neil Kelly Company. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, Troy believes it is possible to create artful projects with the help of physics — the aesthetics of beauty working with the efficiencies of science.

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The Path to Net Zero — Creating a Sustainable Home with Solar

Posted by Troy Zdzieblowski, Guest Columnist

Mar 29, 2018 10:34:33 AM

If you're building new or remodeling, make sure you have a conversation about going "net zero" with your contractor.

Homeowners can go the extra mile to create a sustainable living space by creating a net zero building. A net zero building or home is space with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.

The World Green Building Council defines net zero as this: A highly energy-efficient building with all remaining operational energy use from renewable energy, preferably on-site but also off-site production, to achieve net zero carbon emissions annually in operation.

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