In this video: A contractor and homeowner share how they turned their vision for a barn house into a unique, energy efficient home.

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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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Net Zero Community

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Check out a new neighborhood concept and see how one builder is changing the way homes are built with a goal to use zero energy.

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

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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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