energy efficient

Building Columbia’s first net-zero energy house

May 22, 2014
KBIA

The house under construction at the corner of Ash and Sanford streets isn’t like its neighbors. Beyond the huge roof and shiny silver siding, the house is designed to produce energy as well as consume it.

Energy House
File Photo / KBIA

A Missouri program that is now entering its 25th year has provided more than $100 million in loans for energy efficiency projects around the state.

This Department of Natural Resources program helps finance energy-saving measures such as improved insulation, windows, lighting and heating and cooling systems. The loans are available to public schools and colleges, local governments, water and sewage treatment facilities and some hospitals.

The department says $102.7 million in low-interest loans has been awarded through the fund since its creation in 1989.

Couple tries to stay energy efficient in Fulton

Sep 27, 2012
Gina Cook / KBIA

Judy McKinnon’s home looks a bit different than other homes in her neighborhood.