Solar Decathlon captured attention
I think that the Solar Decathlon held this year really brought into the spotlight efficient, smart design of high performance homes. Although this wasn't the first year of the competition, it was the first time that affordability was thrown into the mix. I saw so many more media outlets cover the event this year. I think it seemed more "doable" this time around than in previous years.
The competition was a representation of the growing trend for thoughtful, efficient homes. We are seeing more & more people interested in downsizing square footage while making their homes more efficient, and I think that this demand will only continue to increase.
Heather Ferrier Laminack Representing the fourth generation of the Ferrier Companies, Heather Ferrier Laminack functions as the marketing manager for Texas-based green home builder Ferrier Custom Homes, utilizing her passion for sustainable building practices and her first-hand experience of green building techniques.