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This ordinary looking home, built by Ezell-Morgan Construction, has an energy efficiency rating far better than the standard home thanks to the amount of insulation used, energy efficient furnace and heat pump and Energy Star rated appliances. Building code changes that took effect July 1 made Lawrence one of the few cities in the region to require that all newly-constructed homes undergo a home energy audit, which in most cases is going to produce a score that will allow the energy efficiency of various homes to be compared.

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