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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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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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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Insulated concrete forms

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

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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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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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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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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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Decoding building requirements

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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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Geodesic domes

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

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