The Housing Chronicles Blog: August column for Builder & Developer magazine now online

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August column for Builder & Developer magazine now online

My column for the August issue of Builder & Developer magazine is now posted online.

For this issue, entitled "The 2012 Gold Nuggets: Where Design Meets Green Building," I reviewed some the Grand Award winners in various categories at the 2012 Gold Nugget Awards in San Francisco.

An excerpt:

In today’s competitive business environment, product design for consumer technology, cars and Web sites has taken center stage, and it is now increasingly felt in updated designs for a variety of building projects whether they’re intended for single-family homes, multi-family projects, mixed-use projects or even the growing demand for multi-generational homes...

With new home projects such as these capturing the interest of buyers or renters and winning the plaudits of their peers in the building industry, I think it can be said that practical and efficient need not equal boring.  Best of all, these designs will provide a compelling alternative to older, more staid homes which, relatively speaking, hog both water and energy.

To read the entire column, click here.

To read the entire August 2012 issue in digital format, click here.

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