Top 10 Trends In 2014 For Fort Worth Homes
Spring is a season of change and new beginnings. Whether it’s a change in wardrobe, spring cleaning, or making some improvements to your home, spring is the perfect time to make those changes for a better you this 2014.
Are you looking for ways to improve your Fort Worth home? Whether you are planning to buy a new home or spruce up your existing Fort Worth home for sale, make sure you don’t miss these top 10 architectural trends in 2014:
Architectural Trend #1: Passive Architecture
Passive homes have been a huge trend in Europe for 5 years now. In 2014, the concept of passive homes is going global.
A passive home is one that works with the climate for the interior’s heating and cooling, relying on more natural methods rather than external technology. A passive home can save up to 90% of heating costs.
Here are some of the features of passive homes:
Windows are positioned to maximize sunlight and warmth
Use of overhangs to keep rooms cool in summer
Using airtight thermal envelopes to insulate homes and maximize heating from standard appliances
Double and triple glazing for a more peaceful and quiet interior
Energy-gathering technology like PV panels, solar hot water, and ground-source heat pumps
More passive homes means more greener homes that consume less energy and less carbon emissions. If more homeowners have access to passive homes, this will have a huge impact in changing the world and our children’s future for the better.