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Your Home: Is 'going green' worth the cost?

The eco-friendly house (and renovation) has gone mainstream. But is it really worth the cost?
By Sarah Max, Money Magazine contributing writer
January 3 2007: 9:54 AM EST

"If you're building a house as a lifelong investment, it just seems like the right thing to do," says Jason, 32. And only a year after the house was completed, many of the upgrades are already beginning to pay for themselves, he notes. "Our friends' energy bills were almost double ours last winter."

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