Eco-friendly in Long Beach

Construction contractor Anthony Rector and his wife, Jill, decided to remodel their Long Beach home, add a second story and make the whole thing environmentally friendly. The spent $23,000 on solar panels that have cut their electric bill from $500 a month to $250. In addition they created a bathroom that reflects their love for the water. Total: $45,360 for bathroom.

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