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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 efficient kitchen remodel

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This kitchen remodel features a new window, energy-efficient lighting, new appliances and side-wall insulation.

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

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

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Choosing energy-smart products

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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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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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Talk to your utilities

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Before you break ground on a new house, give your utility companies a call. They can help you avoid unnecessary expenses and construction delays.

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