NAHB: Most Popular ‘Green’ Home Features Revealed



Over the next five years, the number of remodelers who tackle more than 60 percent of their projects with “green” products is expected to double, according to a new green building study conducted by McGraw Hill Construction and the National Association of Home Builders.

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High-performing, low-emissive windows are the most common green building product used by residential remodelers, according to a new survey by NAHB, which highlights the most common building features home owners are using to improve a energy efficiency.

The most popular green building features in the first quarter of 2014 were:

  • High performance windows, including Low-E and Argon gas windows
  • High-efficiency HVAC systems
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Energy Star appliances

Other popular features include ceiling fans, moisture-control products (such as bathroom fans), water conserving fixtures, and high-performance insulation.

“The improved availability and affordability of high-performing building products means energy-efficient features are being incorporated into more home improvement projects,” says NAHB Remodelers chairman Paul Sullivan. “Remodeling not only improves the overall layout and features of a home, but depending on the upgrades you choose, you can also save money on utilities, improve indoor air quality, and strengthen the long-term value of your home.”

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