Earlier in April, we blogged about an interesting statistic - the number one unfulfilled homeowner’s wish was to have an energy efficient home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential homes make up more than 20% of the entire nation’s total energy consumption. When you consider the environmental impact our energy consumption has, having an energy efficient home would be a great improvement towards a greener world.
The home of the future will get smarter as more and more technology becomes a part of everyday, household items. You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things, the wave of new tech that’s connecting hardware and appliances to the web, to your phone, and more. Imagine what the newest homes in the next decade will look like - full with features that can be controlled from anywhere, anytime, and automated so that you don’t have to manually set and manage things on your own.
Newmark Homes is committed to providing greener homes for Houston families, and one of our initiatives is Stonebrook Estates - one of Houston’s newest gated communities with a special Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater treatment system. LID is one of the most recognized methods for creating environmentally sustainable ways for managing stormwater - the runoff that comes from rainwater or melted snow.
Energy efficiency is now the number one thing most homeowners wish they had. The non-profit think tank, The Demand Institute, released a national poll that surveyed over 10,000 households and identified the top ten things people were dissatisfied with in their current home.