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Vergennes home's energy-efficiency features keep operating costs down

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Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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AN ARRAY OF super-efficient windows, above, let warming sun into Fiddlehead Construction’s new 1,900-square-foot home in Vergennes. The three-bedroom house also features a hybrid heat pump water heater, quartz countertops, cherry kitchen cabinets and an attractive, glass backsplash behind the large soaking tub. Independent photos/John McCright

VERGENNES — When building a new home it is important that it is energy-efficient and has a light carbon footprint, said builder Ken Ruddy — but not because of the awards it can win (although Ruddy’s new home in Vergennes has been honored).

“It’s simple economics,” said the founder and owner of the North Ferrisburgh design/build company Fiddlehead Construction. “It pays for itself from day one.”

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