Students learn about greener ways of building homes

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Posted on January 25, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 25 at 6:57 PM

(WHAS11) - The green houses of the future are being built in Kentuckiana right now with help from students at the Prosser School of Technology.
Students at the school are being taught the latest in home building so a generation of builders understands affordable, energy-efficient construction.
The students are working with Graber Insealtors to install icynene; an expandable foam insulation that helps conserve a home's heating and cooling costs.
Students from the Prosser got to see how icynene works.  It is supposedly safer than traditional fiberglass and its increasing in popularity as homeowners look at the advantages of green living - although two to three times more expensive on the front end, they say the long-term rewards of icynene are worth it.
Instructors say they hope the students will use icynene for their own future construction jobs.
 

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