Home Technology Changes How New Homes Are Built

Cool roofs, motion lighting, and permeable pavements are among the new trends

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | March 29, 2017

Advances in home technology and sustainable building with a focus on cost savings and energy efficiency are reshaping how homes are built today, says a report in the Daily Herald, a Chicago suburban newspaper. The article discusses cool roofs, smart home technology offered as standard or as an option by homebuilders, motion lighting, and timed lighting. One model home mentioned features native-based landscaping, permeable pavements, a rain harvesting system, and a green roof.

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