Gallery: Green Design Predictions for 2012

 

Bob Vila - Home Improvement, Home Remodeling, and Home Repair Expert, Host of This Old House

In 2012, I predict home construction will slowly begin to rebound with a focus on downsizing and energy-conserving green standards. In the coming year, look for an increasing trend towards cluster housing and co-housing projects.

1. Peter Ward, Ph.D – Paleontologist, Author of On Methuselah’s Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle

2. Cameron Sinclair – Founder, Architecture for Humanity

3. Katie Fehrenbacher – Editor, Earth2Tech.com and Writer, GigaOM.com

4. Bob VilaHome Improvement, Home Remodeling, and Home Repair Expert, Host of This Old House

5. Zem Joaquin – Founder & Editor-in-chief, Ecofabulous.com

6. Piers Fawkes – Trend Expert, Founder & Editor-in-chief, PSFK.com

7. Jennifer Schwab – Chief Sustainability Officer, Sierra Club Green Home

8. Tafline Laylin – Managing Editor, Green Prophet; Inhabitat Contributor

9. Mike Chino – Managing Editor, Inhabitat

10. Yuka Yoneda – Senior Editor, Inhabitat

11. Jill Fehrenbacher – Editor in Chief and Founder, Inhabitat

Did our experts’ predictions for 2011 hit or miss the mark? Read what they had to say about last year here…

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