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A Better Home Right Now

This concept home shows how smart design, advanced building practices, and modern technologies improve livability and energy performance

When many people envision the house of the future, they might think of the high-rise apartment where the Jetsons lived. In today's reality, the house of tomorrow is a modest home in North Omaha, Neb., conceived by the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH). The PATH Concept Home features a number of innovations: a flexible floor plan that evolves with the homeowners' family, panelized framing, an insulating-concrete-form foundation, soy-based foam insulation, an on-demand water heater, and a state-of-the-art gray-water system, among many other features.

Magazine extras: View videos from the manufacturers explaining the benefits of the products in the PATH Concept Home and get tips on designing HVAC systems for high-performance homes from the HVAC designer Jamie Lyons.
From Fine Homebuilding193 , pp. 74-79