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In this episode, Danni and Kim talk with two experts in high performance or "green" home building- author and green building expert Matt Belcher, and Kyle Smith of Geocomfort Geothermal. They're talking about the benefits of building green - both to the environment and to your bottom line budget.

In this episode, they talk about:

  • How to build a more efficient home from the ground up
  • The importance of insulation & attention to the thermal envelope
  • Options and levels of energy efficiency
  • Geothermal and solar tax credits
  • What certifications & qualification to look for when considering a green home builder
  • Solar shingles & emerging technologies in high performance home building
  • The real ROI/savings of green building - lower maintenance, utility bills, higher home resale value
  • Home Energy Scores & Certifications - RESNET, Energy Star, LEED, HERS

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