September/October 2014
A version of this article appears in the September/October 2014 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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September 04, 2014
The story of how a small committed team in Bozeman, Montana, is quietly changing the way homes are built.
Much new-home construction is based on meeting the market criteria for a given demographic. This usually boils down to square feet and the number of amenities in the home. The formula goes something like this: Three bedrooms, two baths, and granite countertops; nice, but not too expensive, finishes. Home performance, low energy bills, and resource use are often talked about but seldom put into practice. Building is a risky business, and most builders choose standard materials and techniques to minimize risk.

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