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Framing options

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You have energy efficient and sustainable options when it comes to framing your new home.

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Net Zero Community

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Check out a new neighborhood concept and see how one builder is changing the way homes are built with a goal to use zero energy.

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Turning a barn into an energy-smart home

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A century-old barn gets the ultimate makeover - with lots of energy-smart technology.

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Roof and attic

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Your roof and attic play the most crucial role in your home's energy efficiency system, reducing your energy costs during the winter and summer.

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Building an energy-smart house

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Hear from real homeowners and builders who made energy efficiency a priority.

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Green home construction

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More builders are offering sustainable choices in new home construction. Find out what's available and how it impacts the earth and the bottom line.

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New home comfort issues

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Our four-part series explores how to handle comfort issues in a new home.

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Trombe wall

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Using the sun's stored energy to heat your home reduces your conventional energy consumption.

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Energy rater and performance consultant

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An energy rater can help make your new home more energy-efficient through every stage of the construction process.

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