Low-cost Upgrades Can Cut Energy Bills
By Ed Hughes, Natick Real Estate
(Andrew Mitchell & Company)
By Greta GuestRISMEDIA, October 15, 2010--(MCT)--Jodie Mekled is looking forward to cheap utility bills this winter.The retail worker from Sterling Heights, Mich., could pay as little as $40 a month for natural gas thanks to energy-efficient home improvements made through Habitat for Humanity.The nonprofit group recently completed a rehab on a foreclosed home in Sterling Heights that Mekled will close on and move into this month with her two sons. She was living with her parents when she found out about the city's Neighborhood Stabilization Program and applied.The 900-square-foot home has achieved LEED certification, which measures how well a house performs in eight areas including water efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality and innovation. LEED stands for Leader...