Mr Zero: Preister's zero-carbon life draws national attention

This zero-carbon-footprint achievement has caught the attention of the American Solar Energy Society, which has included Preister’s home on a national list of homes that on Oct. 6 will hold an Open Solar House. Organized locally by Green Bellevue, which Preister chairs, Nebraskans for Solar, and the Sierra Club, Preister will welcome people to his home at 4522 Borman St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

During those hours Preister, who is in his eighth year representing northwest Bellevue on the Bellevue City Council, will explain the technology that allows him to live without utility bills or gasoline.