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The Future of Homebuilding: Style With Sustainability

Tour a LEED Platinum house in a historic neighborhood that features energy-efficient technology, space-saving design and community-minded living.

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Norris History

In 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) built a community of homes for workers of a nearby dam project. At that time the homes were considered the prototype for modern and efficient living. Even though they were small in size, the houses were equipped with modern conveniences like electricity and indoor plumbing. The community's design was also considered state-of-the-art because of its pedestrian-friendly layout and town square commons. The community still thrives nearly 80 years later and is being updated again with the future in mind.

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