Though the real estate market has been on quite the rollercoaster ride over the past several years.
The number of buildings in the U.S. that use energy efficient products and technologies is increasing, but there is significant room for improvement.
Building a home is a daunting task for the average American, as many people wouldn't even know where to begin in the process.
The new administration building for Simcoe County, Ontario, has been outfitted with a number of energy efficient products and materials, helping the structure achieve the vaunted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
In North Carolina, finding a warm spot along the highway is not a difficult task during much of the year, but as winter months approach, a new visitor center will provide travellers in the state with a place to recoup and relax in comfort.
The Congregational Church in Somers, Connecticut, has gone through a renovation project that is taking slightly longer than expected, but the new additions to the building could end up saving the organization money and could make Sundays more comfortable for residents.
The North County, Massachusetts police force has been in need of a new precinct building for many years, and the group will now see their wish granted as approval has been given to the organization for a new facility.
The growing importance of the bathroom is not being lost on the real estate sector, as designers and developers are beginning to spend a large amount of time and money on transforming this area of a home.
The push for environmentally-oriented products in the modern real estate market has increased exponentially, as homeowners and realtors are looking to incorporate green technology into homes as a way of cutting emissions.
The two themes that a Marion, Iowa shop owner was trying to adhere to during the construction of his new facility were longevity and efficiency.