- March 11th, 2013
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In Focus Martin Sheen PBS is looking at the ideas that are changing our lives including innovations that are appearing in the construction industry.
As our economy continues to rebound, many Americans are seeing new homes break ground in their communities. Many of these new homes will incorporate features that will make homes more accessible to everyone while also making them more energy efficient.
The Martin Sheen PBS TV show is looking at how universal design in becoming part of the American home. Wider doors, entrances with ramps, accessible kitchen appliances and redesigned bathrooms are making homes friendlier to people with disabilities that confine them to wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
Another issue that is being addressed in the home is energy efficiency. New materials are keeping homes warm in winter and cool in summer. These materials are just the first step though in keeping energy costs down. New appliances are also more efficient and that means people have more money in their pockets to do the things they love.
In Focus Martin Sheen is looking at these advances for public television audiences and online at www.infocusptv.com. The team from In Focus with Martin Sheen is talking to experts at (561) 826-0675 about how these innovations will change the American home in the future starting with the homes that are under construction now as the economy improves.