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Habitat Open House Offers Glimpse at Green Building Techniques
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • Posted September 23, 2009

Several groups in Mason County offer home tours during the year, and local residents love the opportunity to take a peek inside homes they've only seen from the outside. On October 4th, Mason County Habitat for Humanity will provide the opportunity for Mason folks to get a closer look at the two most recently built Habitat homes, and a chance to find out more about their unique construction.

The October 4 open house is being held in conjunction with World Habitat Day (traditionally the first Monday of every October). The two homes on the tour are located side by side at 1205 and 1207 Loving Street and they are the homes of the Kim Jordan and Wendy Fisher families, respectively. Kim and Wendy have graciously agreed to allow the community into their homes from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. for this free event.

The Jordan and Fisher homes, though very different in construction and style, are both showpieces of the push by Mason County Habitat for Humanity to use "Green Building" techniques in their future homes. Some of the unique energy-saving features in the homes include:

• geothermal heating/cooling system

• solar water heating

• spray-foam insulation

• insulated concrete forms

• Energy Star appliances

• xeriscape-friendly landscaping

The public is encouraged to drop by on October 4th and view both homes, and to see the location for the next Habitat home that will begin construction in the very near future (also located on Loving Street, just east of the Fisher home). The newest Habitat family has been selected, and more information about that selection will be in upcoming issues of the Mason County News.

For more information, call Mason County Habitat for Humanity at 325-347-9591.

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