Demand grows for energy efficient homes


NEW YORK -- After many months of skyrocketing energy costs, it comes as no shock to learn that the home design features and designs most in demand these days revolve around increased energy efficiency.
That's according to the latest American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey for the second quarter of 2006.
AIA chief economist Kermit Baker says, "Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the energy efficient options available