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Published September 23, 2010, 09:22 PM

Homeowners Going Green In Grand Forks

More people are making their homes energy efficient thanks to loans available through the Grand Forks energy alliance.

More people are making their homes energy efficient thanks to loans available through the Grand Forks energy alliance.

The program started in April and help people to weatherize their homes and reduce costs.

Organizers say there have been more people interested in upgrading their homes recently especially with cold weather coming.

A meeting Thursday was to talk about the progress the alliance has made.

"We have about six homeowners that have already received loans and about thirteen that are in the process of getting loans to upgrade their houses. So we're pretty pleased with that," energy sustainability coordinator Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett said.

Organizers say some ways to help with energy efficiency are using programmable thermostats, weather-stripping and duct and air sealing.

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