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What is a High-Performance House Plan?
One of the topics of interest among home builders, remodelers and architects today is the proper building techniques for constructing what is being called a “high performance home.” A high performance house is designed to use about 35 percent less energy than a similar new home and about 50 percent less energy than a similar existing home.   What’s more, these house plans are more than just energy efficient—they are more environmentally responsible and maintain a very robust sustainable living environment. A growing market, the best part about these green homes is that any home or building that uses alternative energy can often benefit from a number of state rebates, tax credits, and other incentives thank Read more
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Published On : 01-28-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Trends to Build Home Plans that Embrace Nature and the Environment
  Homes are where people spend time with family and friends. Our lives are so stressful in the new wired world, that trends are now indicating people are re-evaluating lifestyles, and many actually seeking to transform their homes and gardens into a more blissful sanctuary that embraces nature, and better health. People are tuning to nature to find joy, and this trend is spilling into home plans.     Research reveals that gardening and nature are bringing many of us much joy amidst our wired lifestyles. People of all ages are also looking for nature inspired homes, and products like this home plan from The Plan Collection with 12 foot ceilings and sliding glass doors that feature nature prominently. (House Plan # Read more
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Published On : 04-15-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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