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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Trombe wall

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Using the sun's stored energy to heat your home reduces your conventional energy consumption.

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Energy efficient kitchen remodel

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

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Air quality and ventilation in new homes

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New, energy-efficient homes need new solutions to circulate and ventilate the air inside the home.

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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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Roof and attic

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Your roof and attic play the most crucial role in your home's energy efficiency system, reducing your energy costs during the winter and summer.

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An insulated concrete form (ICF) system eliminates the cold drafts typical of wood-frame construction.

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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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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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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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