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Loan Impacts in Home Energy Audit Programs

Linda G. Berry

Loan Impacts in Home Energy Audit Programs

A Minnesota Example

by Linda G. Berry

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Published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory .
Written in English

Edition Notes

StatementBerry, Linda.
ContributionsTonn, Bruce E.
The Physical Object
Pagination49 p. $0.00 C.1.
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17585071M

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