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Science and Technology
3:27 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Building Columbia’s first net-zero energy house

Daniel Karlov, the architect of Columbia’s first net-zero house, explains how the vaulted ceilings will help support the solar panels on Monday March 31, 2014 in Columbia, Mo. Construction on the home began in October 2013 and is expected to be finished in May 2014.
Credit 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.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:46 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Mo. energy-efficiency program tops $100 million in loans

Credit 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.

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Science, Health and Technology
7:31 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Couple tries to stay energy efficient in Fulton

Judy McKinnon plays with her dog, Reggie, outside her energy efficient home in Fulton, Mo. McKinnon and her husband, Jim Stevermer, recently installed 16 solar electric panels on the roof.
Gina Cook KBIA

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

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