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Top Ten Green Building Trends for 2010 Identified11 Jan

Here is a great article about the future of green building.

Earth Advantage Institute, a leading nonprofit green building resource that has certified more than 11,000 sustainable homes, today announced its selections for top ten green building trends to watch in 2010.

The trends, which range from energy “scores” for homes to web-based displays that track energy usage in real time, were identified by Earth Advantage Institute based on discussions and transactions with a range of audiences over the latter part of 2009, including builders, architects, real estate brokers, appraisers, lenders, and homeowners.

“While we know the building industry had a rough year in 2009, not all of the industry has been in the doldrums,” said Sean Penrith, executive director, Earth Advantage Institute. “Green building has been a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster year, and Northwest design and building communities have been at the forefront.” The appeal of sustainable housing is highlighted in the 2009 McGraw Hill Construction report on the Green Home Consumer, which shows that green homes are generally secure from price erosion.

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