Targeting existing homes for energy savings will go much further to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. than focusing on newer homes, panelists said Wednesday at a talk on green building during the International Builder Show here in Las Vegas.
“It’s bigger, greener, stronger and smarter than any that have come before”—touts iShow, the makers of the NextGen “First to the Future” demonstration home model, which is open for tours at the International Builder Show this week.
Some home features don’t stay popular forever. More homes are inching away from incorporating the following home features, according to recent consumer preference surveys from the National Association of Home Builders.
These are the features most in demand among today’s buyers.
Here are some of the common design trends growing in demand.
Nearly 80 percent of baby boomers say they would like to stay put in their current home for as long as they can. Yet, many homes aren’t built for aging or accessible for those with disabilities.
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