February 8, 2007
PATH Unveils Top 10 Technologies for 2007
at Breakfast of Innovators
Cutting-edge innovations show future of the American home
Orlando-The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) announced its
2007 Top 10 Technologies to housing industry professionals this morning during the Breakfast of Innovators at the 2007 NextGen Demonstration Home at the International Builders' Show.
With the Top 10, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) PATH takes a glimpse into the future of homebuilding, and finds faster construction, safer homes, and efficiencies of every stripe. In 2007, new technologies reflect ancient ideas about harnessing the elements, while protecting us from nature's brutal forms.
"The updated 2007 top ten technologies hold the most promise for improving the quality of our homes," said Assistant Secretary Darlene F. Williams of HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research. "These technologies are ready now and they can perform in the houses that we build tomorrow."
PATH first introduced its Top 10 Technologies in 2004. It has updated the list to reflect innovations within the housing industry and technological evolutions. The latest Top 10 is intended to alert builders and homeowners to valuable innovations ready for adoption.
Top 10 Technologies are:
Technologies profiled by PATH are selected for their strengths in one or more of the following areas: quality and durability; affordability; energy efficiency; environmental performance; safety and disaster mitigation.
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