Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part 1

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Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part 1

This is part 1 of a two-part series on Tiny Houses. For those who are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint by living in a super energy-efficient house, the choices have been limited to a small ...

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A Closer Look at Connecticut's Zero Energy Homebuilding Competition

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