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Trends from Design and Construction Week

January 22, 2015
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New community is the first net-zero production home and the first DOE Challenge Home in the state of Utah. Check out how the design team got these houses to -1 HERS score.

When planning the Grow Community, the design team searched for a way to package sustainability and in the process discovered the One Planet Living Community program, which is organized around these 10 key principles.

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Design and Construction Week Insights and Fairytales I’m writing live from Design & Construction week, the amalgamation of several industry conferences that were once faltering but have now come together to produce one vibrant, bustling show. Here are some trends and notes from the show floor that will impact your business.

Central Vacuums After the Fact Many homeowners shy away from installing central vacuum systems in their existing homes, because they fear that the installation process must be part of a full-scale renovation. However, almost one-third of all central vacuums sold in the U.S. are installed in existing homes without tearing out sections of walls or ceilings. Here's how it's done.

Solar Study Released The verdict is in. Home buyers are consistently willing to pay more for homes which include owner-owned solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems. Here are the details from a new study.

Behind the Design of Holistic Housing When planning the Grow Community, the design team searched for a way to package sustainability and in the process discovered the One Planet Living Community program, which is organized around these 10 key principles.

Showcase of Eight Ultra Resilient Houses We just created a great new resource that covers all you need to know about building durable housing. Using eight homes as examples, it addresses building science, design advancements, products, and much more. Download it for free today.

Production Community's Impressive HERS Scores New community is the first net-zero production home and the first DOE Challenge Home in the state of Utah. Check out how the design team got these houses to -1 HERS score.

Green Goings-On Looking to network with like-minded, green building professionals? Check out our Green Goings On listing, which is regularly updated with information about important upcoming green conferences and events.

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Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | Cone Communications | Environment | Green Builder Media | HERS Scores | central vacuums | design & construction week | holistic housing | resilient houses | solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems

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