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Welcome - my name is Kevin Klinkenberg, and this site "The Messy City" is my blog and company website. I started blogging on urban planning and design issues in 2007, and began working in the field in 1993. Please feel free to connect with me on any of the social media sites listed here. Thanks for reading.

Homebuyers Look for Green Features to Save Money

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Energy efficient homes are in great demand for consumers now that the cost of power bills have almost doubled in some markets. Homebuyers are looking for new ways to save money with energy saving features.

An article from the Wall Street Journal describes the demand from homebuyers. It also references one of 180° Design Studio's projects, New Longview, which has become Kansas City’s fastest growing Traditional Neighborhood Design community located in Lee's Summit, MO.

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