EPA Repeals Clean Power Plan

EPA Repeals Clean Power Plan

On Wednesday, June 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its repeal of an Obama administration greenhouse gas rule for power plants and adopted a new regulation in its place. The new rule will not adversely involve the housing industry.

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Remodelers Council Leaders Discover Additional Member Benefits

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Remodelers Council Leaders Discover Additional Member Benefits

Local remodelers council leaders share how they were able to take advantage of an opportunity at the national level when they applied for and received the NAHB Remodelers Leadership Scholarship.

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Nominations Open for National Housing Hall of Fame

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Nominations Open for National Housing Hall of Fame

Nominations are now open for the National Housing Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed in the home-building industry, and the Exemplary Service to Home Building awards.

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Recognizing NAHB’s Largest Contingent: Associate Members

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Recognizing NAHB’s Largest Contingent: Associate Members

At the end of 2018, Associate members comprised 68% of NAHB membership, with a total count of nearly 80,000 members, according to a recent NAHB special report. Find out more about these members, and how you can recognize the Associate members you work with through the 2019 Associate Member Awards.

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NAHB Guide Available if ICE Visits Your Job Site

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NAHB Guide Available if ICE Visits Your Job Site

With President Trump announcing increased enforcement actions by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the near term, NAHB has a guide to remind members what they should do if federal officials visit their job sites.

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Supreme Court Allows Property Rights Plaintiffs to Go Directly to Federal Court

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Supreme Court Allows Property Rights Plaintiffs to Go Directly to Federal Court

In a huge victory for NAHB and its members, the U.S. Supreme Court today reversed a long-standing land use decision that made it nearly impossible for property owners to bring a Fifth Amendment takings claim in federal court.

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NAHB Sees Success in Current Code Development Cycle

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NAHB Sees Success in Current Code Development Cycle

Thanks in large part to NAHB members and their tireless efforts to educate codes officials, none of the 26 high-priority code change proposals opposed by NAHB passed the first stage of International Code Council (ICC) I-Code development.

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Alaska Building Pros Learn the Ins and Outs of Green Building Valuation

Alaska Building Pros Learn the Ins and Outs of Green Building Valuation

A home’s green-building features can be tricky to value appropriately if the appraiser isn’t adequately equipped with the proper knowledge and tools to understand these components and how they impact the value of a home.

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How HBAs Can Take Membership to the Next Level

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How HBAs Can Take Membership to the Next Level

From recruitment and on-boarding, to engagement and retention, each stage of the cycle is important. NAHB is continuing two programs this fall to help HBAs take their membership successes to the next level.

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Lead-based Paint Not a Focus of New EPA Compliance Initiatives

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Lead-based Paint Not a Focus of New EPA Compliance Initiatives

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released new national compliance initiatives that focus on six priority areas, which do not include lead exposure. Based on recommendations from NAHB, rather than develop a new enforcement initiative, the EPA will instead focus on implementing the Federal Lead Action Plan.

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