top green building trends to watch:
"Green building has been a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster year, and Northwest design and building communities have been at the forefront." ...green homes are generally secure from price erosion.
The smart grid and connected home... Energy labeling ...Lenders and insurers are realizing green home and building owners are more responsible, place higher value on maintenance and lower operating costs, and are less likely to default..."Rightsizing" of homes....Eco-districts...Water conservation...Carbon Calculation...Net Zero Buildings ... Sustainable building education...
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