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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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Recognizing NAHB’s Largest Contingent: Associate Members

Filed in Awards, Membership by on June 24, 2019 0 Comments
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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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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Lead-based Paint Not a Focus of New EPA Compliance Initiatives

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on June 20, 2019 1 Comment
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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7 Sensational Kitchen Design Trends

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on June 19, 2019 0 Comments
7 Sensational Kitchen Design Trends

Thoughtful planning and attentive design of the kitchen sets the tone for the rest of the home. Gather inspiration for new styles with these seven kitchen design trends.

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Home Rehab Program Converts Eyesores Into Assets

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development, Remodelers by on June 19, 2019 0 Comments
Home Rehab Program Converts Eyesores Into Assets

Homes for rehab are often beset with significant structural issues such as collapsed roofs, mold, water infiltration or cracked foundations. In the greater Chicago area, the Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County (AHCLC) created a successful approach to revitalizing communities.

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Zoning Restrictions Present Major Obstacles to Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Land Development, Multifamily by on June 18, 2019 2 Comments
Zoning Restrictions Present Major Obstacles to Housing Affordability

Boston has seen notable growth in recent years, but it has been unable to keep up with housing demand. A new report, “The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing In Greater Boston,” illustrates the effects zoning restrictions can have on housing affordability in a major metropolitan area.

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Remodelers and Professional Women in Building Awards Now Open

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on June 17, 2019 0 Comments
Remodelers and Professional Women in Building Awards Now Open

Applications are now open for two additional awards programs: The NAHB Remodelers Awards and the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Awards. Each awards program recognizes professionals and organizations for their contributions to the home building industry through their respective councils.

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Building a Legacy Through Generations of HBA Leadership

Filed in Membership by on June 14, 2019 0 Comments
Building a Legacy Through Generations of HBA Leadership

As we celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, we are reminded that the home-building industry is truly a family business, with many builders passing their companies on to the next generation in their family. In Dayton, Ohio, four generations of builders have been making an impact in their community and with their local HBA for more than 70 years.

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Why Builders Should Attend the National Energy Codes Conference

Why Builders Should Attend the National Energy Codes Conference

Although the National Energy Codes Conference may seem like it’s just for policymakers and code officials, it is far from that. The intimate environment of this year’s approximately 250-person conference brought together a range of stakeholders, which allowed for authentic discussions about how codes affect those in the building industry and how federal resources can be used to effectively solve local issues related to implementation and enforcement.

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