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Energy efficient house will save homeowner hundreds of dollars

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – It's out with the old and in with the new for Sonya Gardner and her son, Devante Pugh.

Walls were swinging in the sky on Friday as they watched their home be constructed right in front of their eyes.

The US Department of Agriculture, Brunswick Housing Opportunities (BHO) and 22nd Century Builders had their first ever "Swing the Walls" event.

"I'm ready," said Gardner. "I'm ready to be in my new home."

This Workforce Affordable Home is being constructed using innovative, environmentally friendly products and techniques that reduce the cost of building and maintaining a home for the working families.

It will be the first of its kind to be built in Brunswick County.

The innovative pre-cast concrete wall construction method allows contractors to build a healthy, safe, energy efficient, affordable and secure home for Gardner.

The design reduces the cooling and heating costs by as much as 67%.

It is hurricane wind and fire resistant and the walls and roof have a life time warranty. 

"For the past several years we have searched for a builder and design that would allow us to build attractive, innovative, workforce housing," said Resea Willis, a long time Workforce Housing Advocate. "22nd Century Builders and the Precast Concrete building method allows us to build great housing."

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