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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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Aging in place

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

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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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New home comfort issues

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