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Testing set to start on ‘net-zero’ house

By: Don Loepp

Readers in the construction market — and anyone interested in sustainability — should read up on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s net-zero test house in Gaithersburg, Md. Thanks to state-of-the-art insulation and building products, plus a variety of solar panels, experts expect the home to produce as much energy as a family of four consumes over the course of a year.

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