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  • the New American Home 2007 is a high-performance home

    The term “high performance” likely conjures up an image of a car, one that's sleek and speedy, with an extremely powerful engine. The expectations surrounding such cars are high, which is why their allure is so strong.

  • The New American Home 2007 models the best of contemporary housing design and new urbanism

    Neighborhoods used to be built this way. Back in the day, at the turn of the previous century, there were no developers, no master plans, and no model-home complexes with a choice of six floor plans. Houses would go up individually on roomy lots, respectful of the regional style and the scale of...

  • Suppliers start to hear as more builders adopt earth-friendlier building and neighborhood initiatives

    WCI Communities would never ask a supplier to create a one-off specialty product for its “green” communities and homes, says Ric Rojas, the Florida-based company's vice president of supply-chain management. “As the cost keeper of the company, I don't want them to invent a new product line that will...

  • Building a Green Community

    A NEW COMMUNITY IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE, Alys Beach, is breaking new ground, both literally and figuratively. Scott Henson, general manger, and his company, Wave Construction, owned by EBSCO Industries of Birmingham, Ala., are creating a different kind of project by taking green building seriously.