Modern History: America’s Oldest Net-Zero Home

By installing state-of-the-art technology and alternative energy systems, self-described “average couple” Kelly and Matt Grocoff transform their century-old house into a cutting-edge net-zero home.

The Grocoffs hired local painters Chad Pratt Painting to help them restore the exterior while containing the original lead paint. For similar projects, Matt recommends consulting the EPA's "Lead Paint Safety" booklet for information (epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadsafetybk.pdf).
Photo By Kevin J. Miyazaki