'Greenest home ever built in' northern Red River Valley under construction

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GRAND FORKS—Few homes in northeast North Dakota are built with the goal of achieving high energy efficiency and minimizing negative impact on the environment.

Dexter and Betsy Perkins, of Grand...

Dexter and Betsy Perkins are building the greenest home ever built in the region, they say. Eric Hylden/ Forum News Service
Betsy and Dexter Perkins check out progress on their 'LEED Platinum-rated' house under construction in south Grand Forks. They expect to be energy independent and will have the only LEED Platinum-rated house in North Dakota. Eric Hylden/ Forum News Service
Jeramy Holm of "Holm Sweet Home Construction" is the builder of the Perkins' high-efficiency home and shows the much thicker insulation. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

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