You don’t need a million dollars to buy an energy-efficient home in La Plata County – in fact, less than half a million will do.

New home construction, particularly in the Three Springs neighborhood, has been booming with affordable, energy-efficient homes.

Max Hutcheson, a broker-associate with the Wells Group of Durango, said the cost of the sustainable features are built in to the price of the homes.

“Seventy-five percent of the homes in Three Springs are priced under $360,000,” Hutcheson said. “As a neighborhood, the goal is to provide an energy-efficient home at a reasonable price.”

One of the energy-efficient homes for sale he showed The Durango Herald on Monday was valued at $324,900.

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