Eco-friendly EAST COUNTY homes
By Miriam Raftery
After twice having to evacuate during wildfires, Keith and Danya Jolley
decided to build a new, fire-safe and energy efficient “green” home
on their Jamul property. The home was featured on last year’s
GreenBuilt Homes Tour.
One year later, the Jolleys remain thrilled with their new home. “The
house turned out better than we imagined, and the savings have been a big
boost,” Danya Jolley told East County Magazine. “Our
new house is roughly twice the size of our old house that was on the same
lot, same location, and so far our electric bills are about $70 a month cheaper.” She
added, “We have not had to use our air conditioner at all this year.” Indoor
temperatures have not exceeded 77 degrees, despite outdoor temperatures in
the mid-90s .