Green Homes On The Rise via @greensourcemag

By Cyndy Cole, The Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff April 21--Brian, Rachel and 1 {-year-old Alison Buzzard awoke this winter to temperatures in the high 60s inside their Mountain Dell home south of Flagstaff. After building a small wood fire, they waited for the winter sun to warm the home, usually to 73 or 74 degrees in February right up until they go to bed. "When we get up again, we make a very small fire, and then our house is heated again until the next morning," Brian explained. All the appliances are gas, and are rated substantially efficient. February's gas bill: A whopping $20.07. Brian and his dad, Mark, spent about six months building the 1,300-square-foot home above a garage in Mountain Dell. They built the walls about twice as thick as usual and staggered the studs so that cold air has no direct line from outside to inside along the wood. The home was sized to us...

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