(This house reported 24 resource efficient features.
Glen Salas, Next Gen Consultant
An energy and environmental consulting firm dedicated to raising the profile and marketability of energy-efficient products and services. D&R represents PATH (the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing), one of the major sponsors of this home.
Next Gen 2004, a demonstration home sponsored by the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) invited visitors to consider how environmental concerns and advanced technologies are changing homebuyers' expectations. This home demonstrates what can be achieved when a whole-house approach to building is coupled with high standards for building quality and comfort, and a commitment to affordability. In addition to the wide range of advanced technologies it demonstrates, the home will be for many a first introduction to modular building, or "stick building in a factory." NextGen is a modular house, partially constructed in sections and completed on site. Its lessons are applicable to any builder interested in improving quality through careful planning and design. More details can be learned about practices and technologies used in this home from the PATH website http://www.pathnet.org/sp.asp?id=9580