2009 International Builders' Show Features New American Home, BUILDER LivingHome and Other Examples Of Housing Industry Innovation

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January's BUILDER magazine features The New American Home and other green building examples that captured housing industry interest during the recent International Builders' Show.

BUILDER magazine January 2009

Both the BUILDER LivingHome and the New American Home prove that green building does not limit the housing industry in style or relevance

January's BUILDER magazine features The New American Home and other green building examples that captured housing industry interest during the recent International Builders' Show.

This month's cover story, "The New American Home 2009," offers the details on the 26th annual show home in Las Vegas, NV. Despite its 9,000-square-foot floor plan and multimillion-dollar price, the New American Home is an archetype of sustainability within the housing industry. Its eco-friendly design earned the house a Gold rating against NAHB Green Building Program standards.

January's issue also features the BUILDER LivingHome, a two-story modular home built on the International Builders' Show floor. Eleventh in a series of idea homes, this year's BUILDER LivingHome demonstrates how factory-built housing promotes sustainability and reduces labor costs, making it an ideal choice for a housing industry hurt by the economy.

"Both the BUILDER LivingHome and the New American Home prove that green building does not limit the housing industry in style or relevance," says BUILDER editorial director Boyce Thompson. "In fact, the International Builders' Show demonstrates that sustainability provides more options than ever."

The economy was another hot topic at this year's International Builders' Show. In the special report "Starting Over," BUILDER examines the cause, effect, response and future of key factors in the housing industry crash. In "Battening Down the Hatches," the magazine reports the results of BUILDER's 2009 "State of the Industry" survey.

Online, BUILDER offers a virtual ticket to anyone who missed--or wants to relive--the International Builders' Show. The site (BuilderOnline.com) has slide shows, links, floor plans and video reports from the International Builders' Show floor. For breaking news, past issues of BUILDER Magazine and other features, visit BuilderOnline.com.

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