In this video: Learn about some of the changes for new homes built today. An expert highlights some of the things to consider when building a new home.

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Net Zero Community

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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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Historic preservation

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

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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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Aging in place

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

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Habitat for Humanity

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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

Geodesic dome home

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

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Finding an energy-smart builder

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An energy-smart builder will help you make the right choices for your family and lifestyle.

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