Posts Tagged "Innovation"

Homebuilding Trends – 8 Trends the CEOs See for Living Spaces

Posted on Jul 3, 2012

Homebuilding Trends – 8 Trends the CEOs See for Living Spaces

Homebuilding trends, as seen from the top of the industry, was a keynote topic at last week’s Pacific Coast Builders Conference. Speaking on the panel were Peter Orser, President of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, Steven J. Hilton, Chairman & CEO of Meritage Homes, and Sheryl Palmer, President and CEO of Taylor Morrison. Whether you are a production homebuilder, a remodeler, or custom home builder, there are many things to be learned from the CEO’s insight into homebuilding trends. 1. Buyers Will Still Look for Comfort and Safety. Buyers still want the magnificent kitchen and more...

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Building Innovation: dasHaus in San Francisco

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

Building Innovation:  dasHaus in San Francisco

Yesterday’s Net-Zero Conference at Fort Mason in San Francisco, part of the dasHaus sustainable construction showcase tour, was an interesting contrast of experiences, from the residential building challenges today, to the brave new world of leading-edge Passive House technology. Brave new world first:  The technology presented, sustainable construction and operational energy savings innovation, includes an array of Passive House components at the leading edge of German construction innovation.  Products and techniques on display included super-insulation, triple-pane high-performance...

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