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Green Homes Here to Stay as Demand for Energy Efficiency Grows

The hottest trend in home design is not limited to wow-factor kitchens, master-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs or the family-friendly great room. Instead, a solid trend in home design is one where homes are built with energy efficiency and sustainable materials in mind.

That means home building has gone green — probably to stay.

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According to the National Home Builders Association, the green building market has increased dramatically from 2 percent of homes built to energy-efficient standards in 2005 to 17 percent of homes built in 2011. The American Institute of Architects reports similar numbers, with an increase of requests for energy-efficient products and energy management systems, including solar panels and geothermal technology.

This growth is expected to continue rising to an estimated 30 percent by 2016, says Kevin Morrow, senior program manager for Energy and Green Building at the NAHB.

Read more: Green Homes Here to Stay as Demand for Energy Efficiency Grows – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/jobs/ci_20460118/green-homes-here-stay-demand-energy-efficiency-grows#ixzz1tXQILkDg

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