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The house at 1310 Calder Road in McLean, VA has been drawing crowds. It's a luxurious new home that is also energy efficient, and it's claim to fame is that it is the first carbon neutral show house on the east coast.

The house was sponsored by Charity Works, a group made up of volunteers from the community that help fight poverty in D.C., and have now taken on the task of building homes that save on space and energy.

The organization is hosting tours of the property for $25 in advance or $30 at the door. All the proceeds go to McLean Project for the Arts, Friendship Public Charter School, the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The house will eventually be available for sale.

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