"Building Green", this has been the building battle cry in trends for some time now. Since 2009 there has been an average annual increase in so called "green building" of over 30%. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) home benefits the owner by fairly substantial tax deductions, and the obvious long term benefits include reduced heating expenditures and the resultant collective gain of communities, the nation, and the world.
The infographic below created by blu Homes reveals what once was termed "the home of the future" existing right now in the form of super efficient housing. Take a look.