Hopefully, most of us are becoming more and more aware of our surroundings and how to preserve them. At times the housing industry gets a lot of heat from environmentalists that argue the earth's natural resources are being depleted. The preservation of the earth's resources is of great concern and will continue to become more and more of a concern to the coming generations. We are proud to be affiliated with Architects and Designers that take minimal impact into consideration when designing residences. We now have a dedicated category of Passive Solar home plans that exhibits plans of various styles that are designed for optimal positioning in relationship to the sun to increase the energy efficiency of the home and reduce the usage of natural resources such as fuel. More and more designers and builders are embracing the principals of Green Building (building responsibly to reduce environmental impact) using steel studs, engineered lumber products that utilize materials that would otherwise be waste, composite decking made of recycled plastics and more. Each year more and more products are introduced into the market place.