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As technical director for Conservation Services Group, Bruce Harley manages and designs energy-efficiency programs around the United States. Bruce also works on policy and research, and teaches about building science and green building. He is a frequent contributor to Fine Homebuilding and the author of the book Build Like a Pro: Insulate and Weatherize (The Taunton Press, 2002). Bruce and his family live in a solar-powered home he designed and built at the edge of the Berkshire Hills in Vermont.
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