The 2010 International Builders Show took place at the end of January in Las Vegas. Four energy-efficient homes were on display that focused on using less energy, less water, and having cleaner indoor air. I love this quote by Kevin Morrow, The National Association of Home Builder’s senior program manager of green building standards:
If these trends continue, “Keeping up with the Joneses” could take on a different spin as neighbors compete for the lowest power bill on the block!”
So what’s going to be new and more green? Here’s some featured items:
Panasonic’s ventilation fan, the WhisperGreen FV-13VKM2. It features dual motors, an energy-efficient motor to improve air quality.
Rainwater Collection Solutions Inc. has the Original Rainwater Pillow. This is designed to collect rainwater and is stored horizontally, such as under a deck or porch.
Hoping to reduce energy costs, BaySystemsTM is combining an HVAC system with spray foam insulation installed by an energywise Preferred Contractor to keep your utility bills lower.
EcoStar® has a premium line of synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles manufactured with 80% post-industrial recycled materials.
Sommer USA happily showcases their garage door opener, the quietest in the world. It’s stronger than a chain but quieter than a belt drive.
I’ve talked about low VOC paint before, great for people with allergies. Sherwin-Williams was on hand to promote their zero-VOC, low-odor paint.
Here is a list of even more products that were featured this year: CLICK HERE.