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Stimulus weatherization program has improved 3,800 homes

With each project coming in just about half the expected cost, the head of the stimulus-funded weatherization program has now made energy saving improvements for 3,753 families - nearly half for low income seniors.

Hilary Lopez, chief of federal programs for the Department of Business and Industry, said they originally expected each project to cost about $5,000 but they are coming in about $2,600 apiece because many of the project are in apartment complexes where contractors get much better bang for the buck.

The projects range from air conditioning and heating systems to insulation, ductwork and other improvements - even …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Sep 11, 2010 02:21AM Published Sep 11, 2010 02:20AM Copyright 2010 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.