Demand dims for energy-efficient homes

Demand dims for energy-efficient homes

By Chris Kahn

Associated Press
PHOENIX - Home builders slapped on solar panels and added other eco-friendly enhancements as energy prices soared earlier in 2008, hoping greener homes would lure reluctant buyers.

But since July, the cost of oil has plunged from $147 a barrel to about $44, while home prices continued to fall. The headwinds have stalled low-energy housing developments around the country.


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