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Inside Columbia's first net-zero house

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The vaulted ceilings in the net-zero house stand out in comparison to the older houses in the area on Thursday April 3, 2014 in Columbia, Mo. The vaulted ceilings were installed to help support the thirty solar panels on the house. www.thinglink.com
Large windows make the relatively small house feel larger on the inside on Thursday April 3, 2014 in Columbia, Mo. Architect Daniel Karlov designed the house to give the illusion of space for homeowners. www.thinglink.com
The net-zero house has more insulation in comparison to other houses in Columbia, Mo., according to its architect, Daniel Karlov on Thursday April 3, 2014. The design called for extra insulation to keep heat, which the insulation will help trap, in during the winter. www.thinglink.com
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. www.thinglink.com
30 solar panels will be used to power Columbia's first net-zero house. It's also the reason the roof is vaulted to support the solar panels.