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Efficient townhomes coming to Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- A new development of  125 energy efficient town homes is coming to Kennewick.

Highland Town Homes, near the corner of Edison and Hood Avenue, is built by T & E Development and New Castle Homes.  The companies are owned by engineer Dr. Tom Longley who is proud of the company's green efforts.

Longley is behind Highland Town Home Villas built two years ago.  He says  according to Benton PUD, the monthly average electric bill on single story homes runs $50 year round.

Longley says these new homes are expected to do the same.  He says all the exterior walls have eight inches of insulation, and  the ceilings have two feet of insulation.  On top of that, all the homes have a ductless system to heat and cool the house, so no air escapes from the vents.

"These are tough times and we're addressing the costs of operating the houses and we wanted to make it easier on our clients," says Longley.

There are only four town homes finished. The 125 home project is expected to take several years to complete.

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