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Kelpie Wilson and George Shook, Cave Junction

Estimated annual savings: $1,900

Kelpie Wilson and George Shook wanted to build a comfortable home with very low energy bills. They got all that and more through Energy Trust’s support for design and construction of highly efficient homes.

With highly insulated 10-inch walls and high-performance windows, heat recovery ventilation, a high-efficiency ductless heat pump and an 8.9-kW solar system, the 1,500-square-foot home is 40 percent more efficient than a similar house built to current code. Wilson and Shook received $3,113 in Energy Trust cash incentives for these investments, and they will enjoy estimated annual energy savings of $1,900.

“Our home is warm, cozy and oh so quiet,” said Wilson. “And with Energy Trust incentives, it didn’t cost any more than standard construction.”