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Uploaded on Jan 26, 2012
The Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences (HBEER) project partners include the University of Kentucky College of Design, UK Center for Applied Energy Research, and Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, and the Kentucky Housing Corporation. The goal was to design a house that can be built in a houseboat factory, with 70% Kentucky-made products, that costs $1 a day to heat and cool, with a purchase price of $100,000. The first HBEER prototype home, in Monticello, KY, included 82% Kentucky products and services. Energy costs at current rates are expected to be about $1.65 per day.
Produced by Research Communications at the University of Kentucky