Top Ten Green Remodeling Trends - rea...

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Fri, 01-22-2010 - 10:17am

Top Ten Green Remodeling Trends - read the article and let us know how you feel.



  • This list is overly optimistic for 2010
  • This list is about right
  • This and more will happen in 2010


You will be able to change your vote.




CL for

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Registered: 09-05-2003
Fri, 01-22-2010 - 10:19am

The Earth Advantage Institute
http://www.earthadvantage.com/top_ten_green_building_trends_2010.pdf
has given this matter a lot of thought, and here are what it considers the Top 10 green building trends for 2010

1. The smart grid and connected home.

2. Energy labeling for homes and office buildings.

3. Building information modeling (BIM) software.

4. Buy-in to green building by the financial community.

5. Rightsizing of homes.

6. Eco-districts.

7. Water conservation.

8. Carbon calculation.

9. Net zero buildings.

19. Sustainable building education.



CL for

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Registered: 09-05-2003
Fri, 01-22-2010 - 10:22am

I personally think this list of trends is overly optimistic. Some of the technologies listed here don't even exist yet in a commercially viable form; the costs of implementing what does exist is significant, and the general population is likely totally unaware of the possibilities so unless a contractor "sells" himself as a green contractor by including one or more of these features in his bid, it;s not likely the client will even know it's possible.

Not that I don't think any or all of these "trends" would be nice...



CL for

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 01-25-2010 - 12:54pm
I agree with you - good ideas for over-optimistic for a generalized implementation in 2010.