The rising costs of gas and oil have led many people in North America to alter the way that they handle certain day-to-day tasks, as there is often an adjustment made to limit energy use to limit the amount that one pays on monthly bills or at the pump.
One apartment complex in the U.S. underwent a significant retrofit to help provide its residents with more comfort and lower heating bills, all thanks to a few energy efficient products.
The American Southwest has a distinct culture and climate, and many of the homes in the region reflect the surroundings and natural beauty of the area while adding a Mediterranean flair.
The use of newer products against the backdrop of antique and retro designs helps to add value to a residence, as homeowners and realtors both know that these houses represent the best of both worlds.
The commercial and residential real estate markets in New York City and the surrounding areas can be quite chaotic, especially during a downtime in the global economy.
There are many homeowners in America who are looking to make alterations to their residence or to start a retrofit project instead of moving to a new house.
The use of adobe for the construction of homes is more popular in California than in other areas of the country, but the material may become mainstream given some of the benefits provided by its use in residences.
The inclusion of green technology in an apartment or home can help to up the asking price for any builder or developer, as products like radiant heating systems, solar panels and groundwater collection systems add value to a residence.
The housing industry is seeing a steady increase in awareness from both consumers and government agencies to adopt more energy efficient upgrades, especially given the need for sharp reductions in energy use due to the impact of carbon emissions.
The use of radiant heating in a home is not something that is a new idea for homeowners and developers, but the increased efficiency of newer technology within the sector and a call for lower emissions has accelerated the adoption of these products into homes.