The PATH Concept Home is a way to showcase how innovative products and construction techniques can be used to create an energy-efficient and affordable home. The Concept Home is an outgrowth of PATH’s Technology Roadmap: Whole House and building Process Redesign and Technology Scanning report. These studies found that modern homes are currently built to be inflexible, with systems tangled behind interior walls and embedded in structural elements.
The Concept Home represents a vision for the future of housing, with an emphasis on flexibility of systems to meet the specific needs of the homeowner. Innovations in the Concept Home include flexible interior walls that can accommodate family changes, customizable designs that will give the home the quality and curb appeal of a custom-built house without the high cost, and improved practices and materials, including Rhino Linings® spray polyurethane foam, that speed construction and improve durability.