In this video: Pete and Megan talk to Habitat for Humanity to learn more about the program and how they help people become homeowners.

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Framing options

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Choosing energy-smart products

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Trombe wall

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

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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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Green home construction

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Turning a barn into an energy-smart home

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