Net-Zero 101 - The secret of building super energy efficient net-zero homes

Net-zero homes first appeared in 2007, but they are taking North America by storm. In part 1 of our Chasing Net-zero series we talk to net-zero pioneer Peter Amerongen about the amazing history of these super energy efficient solar-powered homes and Mike Turner about the secrets of building a net-zero home.

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video | August 30, 2022

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Dark side of clean energy: Solar panels leaving behind toxic trash

video | July 12, 2022

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Are floating solar panels the future of energy generation?

video | March 18, 2023

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video | April 16, 2022

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