energy efficient

House Within a House: 7049 Boyd in Eden Prairie

“Double-Envelope” Construction Winter-savvy Minnesotans know that the key to keeping warm when the wind chill is -20° below is layering. Does the same principle apply to homes? “You betcha!” (as the locals are fond of saying). 3 BR/3 Bath Split-Level With 3,585 FSF The surprisingly spacious Eden Prairie split-level pictured above features “double-envelope” construction that...
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"Pulled Forward Demand" — Take II

Best Time to Buy New Windows? When is the best time to buy new windows in the next 12 months? Very possibly, this Jan. – Feb. Isn’t that after the 30% tax credit (for energy-efficient home improvements) expires? Well, yes. To counteract an anticipated slump in demand after Dec. 31, window contractors are gearing up...
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