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Trends That Will Define Home Design in 2020s

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Kick off the decade in style with the latest technology and other elements you may be seeing a lot more of soon Inspired by this post in Houzz Houzz”https://www.houzz.com/magazine/34-trends-that-will-define-home-design-in-2020 Sustainable features and benefits will gain more popularity in the 2020s as more realistic and meaningful design guidelines. Timeless conservation that teaches new generations recycling values and caring for fellow species. …

The Home Energy Saver™ (HES) empowers homeowner

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The Home Energy Saver™ (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save money, live better, and help the earth by reducing energy use in their homes. HES recommends energy-saving upgrades that are appropriate to the home and make sense for the home’s climate and local energy prices. The money invested in these upgrades commonly earns “interest” in the form of energy bill savings, at an annual rate of 20% or more (see examples). HES also estimates the home’s carbon footprint and shows how much it can be reduced. For professional users, we also offer HESpro and teachers and students can check out Energized Learning.

The upgrades recommended by HES offer other benefits as well. Depending on the type of improvement made, the home can achieve better comfort (warmer in winter, cooler in summer), fewer drafts, lower maintenance costs, and improved security and fire safety—all of which improve life and increase the home’s value.