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Boston gives green light to more efficient housing

City plans more energy-positive units

Boston officials are moving to expand construction of ultra energy-efficient homes following the completion of a pilot development in Roxbury where the units generate nearly twice as much power as they consume.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s housing chief marked completion of those first four homes near Dudley Square on Tuesday by saying the city intends to approve construction of another 40 in Mission Hill.

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