NAHB Opposes Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on July 17, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Opposes Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, legislation opposed by NAHB because it would mandate overly costly and aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes, which harms housing affordability.

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Top 3 Areas for Increased NGBS Certification Activity

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Top 3 Areas for Increased NGBS Certification Activity

A recent report from the National Association of Realtors indicates buyer interest in homes with green features and the impact it is having on sales. With more than 183,000 homes already certified to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), and 122,000-plus units currently in the pipeline, NGBS certification can be an important marketing advantage for builders. Find out where these certified homes are located.

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Single-Family Starts Increase in June 

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Single-Family Starts Increase in June 

Single-family gains helped offset a drop in multifamily production as total housing starts edged 0.9% lower in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million units.

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Top Lifestyle Drivers for Boomer Buyers

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Top Lifestyle Drivers for Boomer Buyers

Baby boomers say they will continue to work, retire later and want to stay in their homes. Enticing boomers who may be looking local for retirement to move from their existing home can be a hard sell. A community better suited to their ‘aspirational’  lifestyle, however, can be a compelling reason.

Even if you may not build 55+ communities, it’s helpful to know what attracts buyers in this age demographic, as similar amenities within or around the local community may draw them to your projects.

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HBA Leaders Share Proven Keys to Effective Member Communication

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HBA Leaders Share Proven Keys to Effective Member Communication

Several guest speakers from around the country participated in the latest Third Tuesday Townhall and shared multiple ways in which they’ve managed to successfully stay engaged with their members throughout the year.  

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Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July

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Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 65 in July, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This marks the sixth consecutive month that sentiment levels have held at a steady range in the low- to mid-60s.

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NAHB Young Professionals Set the Pace for BUILD-PAC Fundraising

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NAHB Young Professionals Set the Pace for BUILD-PAC Fundraising

NAHB’s Young Professionals Committee held its most successful BUILD-PAC fundraiser during the Spring Leadership Meeting in Washington last month.

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New National Associate Chairman Position Available in 2020

Filed in Leadership by on July 15, 2019 1 Comment
New National Associate Chairman Position Available in 2020

The National Associate Chairman is part of the National Area Chairmen (NACs). The NACs are elected by the Board of Directors to represent the interests and concerns of members from their area and the interests of Associate members.

Beginning in 2020, NAHB will create a second Associate NAC position. Each Associate NAC will have a two-year term, and each chair will be elected in opposite years. Learn more about the process and how to apply.

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No Alterations to Lead-Based Paint Rule with Final EPA Dust-Lead Standards

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No Alterations to Lead-Based Paint Rule with Final EPA Dust-Lead Standards

On July 9, EPA issued a final rule to revise the current dust-lead hazard standards for floors and window sills. This revision does not make any changes to the EPA lead-based paint renovation, repair and painting (RRP) rule. The dust-lead hazard standards are used when lead-based paint risk assessments or abatement are performed.

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2020 Remodeled Show Home Aims to Amaze

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2020 Remodeled Show Home Aims to Amaze

Element Building Company is taking an outdated 1977-built home and transforming it into a showcase of modern designs and energy efficiency.

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