Builders say demand is growing for “green” products for the home
Green products for the home are growing more and more popular with consumers, according to a group of home building industry product suppliers.
The suppliers spoke at the International Builders’ Show® this month in Las Vegas.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, the suppliers said products that promote energy efficiency are still the biggest driver, but interest also is growing for water-efficient fixtures and appliances. There is also a growing demand for windows and doors that aid in improving indoor air quality, they said.
“Consumers and builders are starting to recognize the long-term benefit of green products,” said Omer “Butch” Gaudette, director of trade relations for Whirlpool Corp.
The International Builders’ Show also featured “The New American Home® 2009.” The home featured the latest in green building, construction technology and design trends, the association said.
“Builders, architects, engineers – anybody with an interest in housing construction – will be fascinated by the natural gas-powered heating and cooling system, the photovoltaic cells and the solar water heating,” said Bill Nolan, chairman of The New American Home Task Force. “Even the insulation in this home is exciting. The whole package of energy-efficiency products work together to make this a near-zero-energy home.”
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