A Net-Zero Energy Community Grows in Oregon

March 18, 2015 | By

As if the punishing winter that hammered much of the country with snow and cold temperatures wasn’t bad enough, most homeowners are probably groaning over the high costs of their gas and heating bills. Expensive as it can be to heat a home, and to keep it cool during the warm summer months, some homeowners may be left wondering if there is a cheaper alternative to energize their homes?

In the picturesque city of Bend, Oregon, a community of homeowners is living in a new kind of home that they say can drastically reduce home heating and energy costs while also affording a very comfortable way of life: the net-zero energy home, which produces as much energy as it consumes through a system of energy-efficient technology.

In The Home Story’s latest video, we introduce you to a band of homeowners who live in net-zero homes that they say restore balance to their checkbooks and to their lives.

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