BOONE, Iowa—Habitat for Humanity of Boone and Greene Counties is making some pretty good progress on a new home being built in Boone. For residents that travel to the north side of the city, there will be quite a bit of progress this weekend. Two years ago, Habitat decided to go with EPS (Energy Panel Structures) of Graettinger, Iowa. The system uses SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) which offer a tremendous savings for heating and cooling costs. Two years ago, a home was built for Brittany Hendrickson and her daughters on the north east side of Ogden. The heating and cooling costs were estimated at $216. The same type of construction is being used on the home for Josh and Elly Majors and their family.
Habitat Executive Director Erich Kretzinger says quite a bit of work will be done over the next couple of days by independent EPS dealer crews that have traveled to Boone to help with the construction. Work crews have shown up from Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota and northern Minnesota.