When innovative construction companies come together, some pretty great projects often result. A new show home that demonstrates some of the latest and greatest green building technologies and practices is now on display, showcasing what sustainable housing may look like in the future.

The 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome is a 1,550-sq.ft., three bed/two-bath show home that’s ENERGY STAR v3 certified and meets LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Home v4 Platinum requirements. Its modular and replicable design reduces waste during the construction process and offers a wide range of certified products and technologies that help achieve the highest standards for energy and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and durability.

For instance, the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome creates clean energy thanks to 17 photovoltaic solar panels. Its metal roof also reduces energy use by absorbing less heat, while ENERGY STAR–rated appliances and light fixtures require less energy than alternatives. Green innovations throughout the home also help reduce water use, including dual-flush toilets, low-flow aerator faucets and showerheads, and tankless water heaters, among others.

After first being displayed at the 2014 Greenbuild Intl. Conference and Expo, the project will be moved to New Orleans, where it will be permanently placed at the Make It Right Lower 9th site. There, it will be part of the organization’s ongoing Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. Virtual tours of the show home are also available online.

The Greenbuild LivingHome serves as a model for industry leaders looking to achieve their sustainability goals. By demonstrating green construction practices and technologies, it helps pave the way for future sustainable housing.

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