Net-Zero Homes: No Energy Bill, No Carbon Emissions Part 1

March 12, 2009
Lisa Cohn welcomes back Scott Sklar, founder and president of The Stella Group and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Energy Coalition. He explains how people can begin moving toward net-zero homes through efficiency improvements and renewable energy system installations. While not everyone may reach net zero, everyone can take actions that affect […]

Lisa Cohn welcomes back Scott Sklar, founder and president of The Stella Group and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Energy Coalition. He explains how people can begin moving toward net-zero homes through efficiency improvements and renewable energy system installations. While not everyone may reach net zero, everyone can take actions that affect climate change, energy use, water use, and financial savings, he says.

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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