The buzzword “green” often seems to be thrown around as a marketing ploy, but these three projects have the sustainable features and innovative building strategies that will wow builders interested in green design. During the International Builders’ Show, conference-goers could participate in a Green Home Tour that showcased the latest in sustainable building. Three projects—including a neighborhood, single-family homes, and a multifamily development—championed energy efficiency, high-performance features, and green construction practices. Find out what techniques helped these projects rise to the top of green home design in the deserts of Las Vegas.
One of many green offerings during the recent International Builders’ Show (IBS) was the opportunity to participate in a Green Home Tour, showcasing energy-efficient strategies, high-performance features and green construction practices being used in the desert climate of Las Vegas.
“The green home tour was a great opportunity to see green solutions implemented into multiple facets of construction,” shared Dylan Burford, a recipient of the inaugural NAHB Sustainability and Green IBS Scholarship. “We were able to see green solutions for production-built homes, multifamily housing, and a 10,000-square-foot custom home. The similarities, as well as the differences between these, was something everyone should take the time to explore.”
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Local NAR Green Realtor Annette Bubak, who has promoted green and sustainable building in the Las Vegas area for more than two decades, set the stage for the two single-family sites, which included the following key features: