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Trombe wall

Trombe wall on the interior of a home

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

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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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Geodesic domes

Geodesic dome home

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

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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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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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Energy rater and performance consultant

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An energy rater can help make your new home more energy-efficient through every stage of the construction process.

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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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Aging in place

Adjustable height kitchen sink

Using universal design principals, your home can adapt to your changing lifestyle needs.

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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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