Representatives from companies such as Whirlpool Corp. talked about new products that can lower energy bills while improving indoor air quality.
water-conserving and otherwise “green” products are as popular ever, a panel
recently told International Builders’ Show attendees.
At the Jan. 21 press
conference, held during the annual National Association of Home Builders event
in Las Vegas, representatives from companies such as Whirlpool Corp. talked
about their new products that can lower energy bills while improving indoor air
"The industry is being
transformed," said the NAHB’s Research Center CEO Mike Luzier, who
moderated the press conference.
Even as green home builders
may be experiencing a struggling housing market, sustainable building practices
become will still become the industry standard, he said.
Already, NAHBGreen, the
association's green-building program, is expanding every month, officials
Energy efficiency is still
the most important factor for consumers, manufacturers said, but demand is also growing for
water-efficient fixtures and appliances and windows and doors that contribute
to improved indoor air quality, the speakers said.
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