Friday, May 02, 2008

Shenandoah Valley Habitat for Humanity volunteers build with solar heaters

The Washington Times Metropolitan Section, B, page 1, has a story by Hannah Northey, that had appeared April 29 in the Harrisonburg, VA Daily Record, link here, “Earth-friendly habitats: Solar heaters, panels become standard for volunteer group; Habitat Homes Going Green; Smart Building Lowers Clients’ Bills” The story refers to Habitat for Humanity houses built in Harrisonburg, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, about level with the southern end of Shenandoah National Park. Volunteers now receive instruction in solar heating, and some homes have solar panels that cost $1750 each, but that will save substantially in water heating bills over time. The terms of the Central Valley Habitat requires building to meet EarthCraft House standards.

Today, the Weather Channel has an AP story by Roxana Hegeman, about Greensburg, KS, "Tornado-flattened Kansas town is coming back greener," link here.

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