>Affordable and Green Housing Initiative!


(By Julie Markowitz)

As part of his visit to Utah, Shane spoke with Emily Niehaus of Community Rebuilds.  This organization provides energy-efficient and affordable homes for low income families. The homes they build are constructed primarily from straw bales and plaster, using as little concrete as possible.  The homes Community Rebuilds provides replace these low-income families’ pre-1976 energy-inefficient single-wide trailers with homes that cost significantly less to heat and cool and are made from sustainable materials.  The success of Community Rebuilds shows that being sustainable doesn’t have to cost more, and can even save you money. 


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