The Innovative Home: Sustainable, Smart, Mainstream

Between now and 2030, the greatest need for innovation is going to be in new residential and commercial construction. Buildings are a major source of global demand for energy and materials that produce greenhouse gases, and to address this reality, more architects and builders are incorporating sustainable and smart home innovations into new projects. At the same time, entrepreneurs in the home building supply and design sectors will continue to see green and smart technologies as the next wave of opportunity.

Technology is at the forefront of green and sustainable homes, and a smart home with centralized controls – innovations like NEST thermostats and utilities and appliances that can be controlled remotely with a smartphone – will ultimately save on energy costs while still allowing homeowners the luxury and style they want in a home.