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Bungalow 'transformed using thermal insulation'

Thermal insulation has helped one woman transform her house into an energy-efficient property recognised for its green credentials.

The Durango Herald reports how US homeowner Kathleen Adams has earned herself a place on the 2010 La Plata County Energy Tour after spending a year upgrading her abode.

She moved to the area in 2008 and has since spent money on innovations designed to make her 1920s bungalow more environmentally-friendly.

Ms Adams installed solar panels and added heating insulation to her attic space and basement.

In addition, she replaced her light bulbs with light emitting diodes - which consume less energy - and installed programmable thermostats.

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency has organised the tour and it will incorporate four residences that use alternative energy sources to power their electricity.

Interested parties will have the chance to discuss what it is like to live in a home powered by reusable resources.