The International Builders Show in Orlando, January 12 - 15, 2011, will showcase two demonstration homes:
• Green Builders Vision House 2011
• Green Builders ReVision House 2011
These homes will use products to conserve energy and water, and offer good air quality.
The initial costs of installing new technology are usually more expensive, but the lower maintenance costs will soon save the homeowners money, as well as providing health benefits.
The Vision House has interesting, low maintenance landscaping and vegetables growing in patio containers, perfectly suited to busy professional who do not choose to spend hours looking after their backyard.
The ReVision House , a renovation of an existing home, has a larger lot, and the landscaping has been designed for people who like to spend time gardening: nut trees, fruit trees, berries and herbs as ground covers, and in containers.
Both landscapes use soil that retains moisture and has less need for fertilizer. The containers are self-wateringLechuza.
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Both homes are certified Florida Water Star homes, water-conserving indoors and outdoors.