Urban Center Living
Urban Centers are more attractive to home buyers and renters than ever before. Urban real estate in the U.S. is now more valuable than suburban real estate for the first time. Click here for more information.
There are many design and construction techniques to improve the energy efficiency and overall sustainability of housing units and developments.
- LEED for Neighborhood Development
- Green Development Codes/Ordinances
- Sustainability Case Studies: Information for homeowners who are interested in ways to conserve energy, take advantage of programs that encourage energy efficiency, make their homes more comfortable during the temperature extremes of winter and summer, and promote renewable energy generation.
Universal Design refers to broad-spectrum ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities. With regard to housing, universal design includes minimizing or eliminating stairs, curbless showers, accessible storage, and many other design and construction elements. Click here to learn more about Universal Design.