Architects and builders strive for efficiency amidst the latest technology. We believe that buyers will pay more for green homes, but the choice of green can depend on the cost/benefit ratio, particularly the tax incentives to go green. The top trends in energy efficiency continue to be extra attic insulation, LED Lighting, smart thermostats, Energy Star rated appliances and water saving fixtures.
Of course, if budget allows and your constitution supports the environment, green choices will prevail in the final program.
The Building Industry is taking notice. Builder Magazine notes that buyers are willing to pay more for green homes.