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

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Habitat for Humanity is an organization that provides simple, sturdy homes. Learn how energy efficiency is a key factor in building these homes.

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Geodesic domes

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

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Net Zero Community

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Structural insulated panels

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Structural insulated panels, also called SIPs, foam-core panels or stress-skin panels, are significantly more airtight than stud walls.

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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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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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Historic preservation

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A preservation expert shares how to restore an older home economically and energy efficiently.

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