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Eco-building rising in Mohave County

Eco-building rising in Mohave County

Friday, March 7, 2008 10:42 PM MST


In Kingman, the countys first green-certified master planned community is under way. Called Eagle View Estates, homes in the 334-lot development will feature solar power, recycled gray-water lines for irrigation, super-insulated walls and ceilings, and zoned climate control.

A big misconception in the homebuilding trade is that green technology is just too expensive to install, said Richard Iddings, spokesman for Eagle View Estates. But all of a sudden, these things are becoming much more mainstream products, which is bringing the price way down.

Even solar panels, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars for a large array, have become more affordable, with thousands of dollars in newly available state and federal tax credits helping to defray the expense.

This boom in green building does not necessarily signal a shift in earth-consciousness, however. Another misconception with green homes, is that you have to be a hippie to appreciate them, said Iddings.

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