The Top 5 Building Trends of 2010: All Eyes on Efficiency – Lowe’s Pro – December 16, 2009
There is no doubt that the U.S. construction industry bottomed out in 2009 but that means it has nowhere to go but up.
Market projections indicate that single-family home construction will rise more than 30 percent next year, with new multi-family housing starts increasing by as much as 16 percent according to the McGraw-Hill 2010 Construction Outlook.
As new homeowners and multi-unit developers choose the materials, appliances, designs and fixtures that will make up their new homes and buildings, expect consumer focus to remain on one key element: Energy efficiency. Any components or materials in the home that save energy–and therefore reduce costs over the long term–are in greater demand than ever before.
Builders and remodelers looking to flourish in 2010, should consider these five building trends in 2010: read more…