Home of the Future Hits Las Vegas

The "New American Home" for 2009 debuted last week at the International Builders Symposium in Las Vegas. The 9,000 sq. ft. home features the most recent developments in energy efficiency.

"Las Vegas builder Blue Heron and architect Danielian Associates collaborated with interior designer Robb & Stucky Interiors to create a home that is elegant, functional, and efficient, and green – the home scored at the gold level under the NAHB National Green Building Program.

"The New American Home has been a leader in green building for years, but this latest edition is built to be the most energy-efficient home in the history of this series," said Bill Nolan, chairman of The New American Home Task Force. "Builders, architects, engineers–anybody with an interest in housing construction will be fascinated by the natural gas-powered heating and cooling system, the photovoltaic cells and the solar water heating. Even the insulation in this home is exciting.

"The whole package of energy-efficiency products work together to make this a near-zero-energy home," said Nolan, who runs The Nolan Group, a housing industry consulting firm in Altamonte Springs, Fla."

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Not Zero-Energy

With the house being 9,000 sq. ft. there will only be around 2 units per acre maximum, meaning that automobile dependence is certain. Therefore the residents will be consuming a lot of energy in their automobiles every day. This is the worst kind of urban sprawl disguised as an environmentally friendly project.

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Thanks Patrick

...for saying what was on my mind. I understand that these homes are meant as walkthrough exhibits, but to miss the forest for the trees to that extent seems particularly absurd.

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