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An East Knoxville home that reduced its air leaks by 40 percent - and is the city of Knoxville's first EarthCraft Renovation-certified home - will be the site of an open house this week.

The city's Community Development Department will host the 2 p.m. Wednesday, open house at 4705 Plymouth Road. The house is owned by James Griffin Sr.

EarthCraft is a green program in which a technical adviser inspects, tests and verifies that construction or renovation meets EarthCraft standards.

According to EarthCraft, to receive certification, homes must meet ENERGY STAR certification criteria, including achieving passing scores from diagnostic tests for air infiltration and duct leakage.

In addition, each house must achieve a minimum of 150 points from a scoring sheet, with additional levels of certification awarded for points beyond the minimum.

For more information about the open house see the full story at knoxnews.com: East Knoxville 'EarthCraft' home has savings built in.

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