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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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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Turning a barn into an energy-smart home

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Modular homes

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Modular homes are built in a factory under controlled conditions, then shipped to the homesite and placed on a permanent foundation.

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Aging in place

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

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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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Structural insulated panels

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Insulated concrete forms

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