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This article presents a new type of home for North Carolinians, a domed-like structure with a metal frame and spacious interior. The design started with a domed ski lodge and has taken off in other areas of the state.
North Carolina has fallen behind on its commitment to make homes more energy efficient and better protected from weather. The state has decided to cut the number of houses they plan to weatherize in half and has only spent one quarter of its federal funding for the project. The state miscalculated how much work and money each home would cost to weatherize. The state will lose jobs and federal funding if it cannot accelerate the process.
Many North Carolina firms are producing pre-built housing, which represent the latest development in low-cost modern housing. The change they are bringing in the industry has caused the North Carolina Mobile Housing Institute to change its name to the North Carolina Manufactured Housing Institute. Becky L. Griffin, the Institute’s executive director, discusses how the new unit could be an answer to North Carolina’s housing shortage.
How to secure house and home was offered by advice: cost efficient window and appliances, Energy Star-certified air conditioners, a properly installed generator, quality exterior lighting, and the latest in LED bulbs.