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Aging in place

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

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Habitat for Humanity

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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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