In this video: Pete and Megan talk to Habitat for Humanity to learn more about the program and how they help people become homeowners.

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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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Aging in place

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Using universal design principals, your home can adapt to your changing lifestyle needs.

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Insulated concrete forms

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An insulated concrete form (ICF) system eliminates the cold drafts typical of wood-frame construction.

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Air quality and ventilation in new homes

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New, energy-efficient homes need new solutions to circulate and ventilate the air inside the home.

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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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Geodesic domes

Geodesic dome home

A geodesic design uses interconnected triangles to create a strong, environmentally friendly structure.

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Modular homes

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Modular homes are built in a factory under controlled conditions, then shipped to the homesite and placed on a permanent foundation.

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Turning a barn into an energy-smart home

Megan standing in front of the barn home

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

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Choosing energy-smart products

Mom and daughters playing in leaves

When building your new home, don't forget about the importance of energy-conserving products like furnaces, air conditioners and appliances.

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