DOE Tour of Zero: The Julia Plan by Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley

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“The thing that amazes me the most about this house is the fact that we have so much more space, but we pay a fraction of the cost in utilities.”

DOE Tour of Zero: The Julia Plan by Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley infographic, Hickory, NC; habitatcatawbavalley.org. 1,340 square feet, HERS score 44, $70 average monthly energy bill, $800 annual savings, $34,000 saved in the first 30 years.
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“The thing that amazes me the most about this house is the fact that we have so much more space, but we pay a fraction of the cost in utilities. Before we moved, we were living in an 800-square-foot residence and often paying over $200-$225 for utilities. Here, we have more space (over 1,300 square feet), but our utility bill is less than $100.”

– Homeowners

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