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Real Estate - June 17, 2011

Energy conservation with style

Menlo Park home cuts energy use by 90 percent

by Caitlin Moyles

Insulation, airtight window frames, solar power and a heat-recovery ventilation system helped Clarum Homes earn its first certification for building a passive house that the company says cuts energy use by 90 percent.

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