A lot depends on your area and the proposed construction. Here in S. California, about the only thing we ever see is plain old nat. gas forced air.
I would rely on some recommendations...( more than one) from well respected HVAC contractors in your area. They should be familiar with what works well in your area. Have you considered radiant floor heat?
I grew up in a house in the northeast with steam radiators. I always remember how comfortable that house was! But I'm sure that by today's standards, the efficiency of that system was poor!