The increased consumer awareness about environmental health issues has brought eco friendly homes near the top of the latest trends in architecture. Exciting times for green & sustainable construction.
"Homeowners are focusing on sustainability and conservation of natural resources, which could push the trend to use recycled materials in countertops, floors and other surfaces.
Architectural firms also say that new and innovative materials are expanding possible design options. While efficiency in design is ranked slightly higher, new and sustainable construction products are becoming extremely important in contributing to efficient homes. Twenty-eight percent of the survey respondents stated that they anticipate a significant increase in in renewable building materials over the next five to 10 years."