‘Not sacrificing but saving’: Green home garners award for local couple

Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 05:08 PM.

"I have always used recycled materials as much as I could; my whole career, I've always recycled," said Joly. "It's about lowering the footprint. I wanted the green to be a savings — both an environmental and a money savings."

Joly said he probably spent $8,000 more by insisting on using the higher energy rated products in his home. However, he sees it as an investment as he will get a 10 percent return within 10 years as the appliances will pay for themselves through savings.

"It costs more up front but you save in the long run. My electricity bill last month was $70; that's a savings of about $100 a month. So, if you live in your house 10 years, you get it back," he explained. "You're not sacrificing but saving."

The Jolys completed and moved into the home in March. 



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