A net zero-energy community (ZEC) is one that has greatly reduced energy needs through efficiency gains such that the balance of energy for vehicles, thermal, and electrical energy within the community is met by renewable energy. In this episode, Matthew Grocoff, Esq., LEED-GA, LFA, founder of THRIVE Collaborative, joins us for an inspiring conversation about Veridian at County Farm, a beautiful 13.59 acre community in Ann Arbor, Michigan that is targeted to be one of the nation’s first mixed-income net zero energy communities.

In the news…

Developers Build More Net Zero Homes as Climate Concerns Grow | New York Times

In Michigan, a new housing project shows that sustainable development isn’t only for the rich | Grist

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Show Music:

Intro – “Keep Calm and Chill” by Soundroll

Outro – “As Real As It Gets” by Matt Large

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