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The Future of Multifamily Design

Filed in Design, Disaster Response, Multifamily by on June 3, 2020 7 Comments
The Future of Multifamily Design

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced residents to look at a number of their everyday experiences — including the way they live. In multifamily developments, the areas of real changes will occur based on two components: health and safety protocols, and consumer demands.

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How Smart Homes Could Benefit from Energy Management Systems

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on June 1, 2020 1 Comment
How Smart Homes Could Benefit from Energy Management Systems

The new ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems (SHEMS) Program establishes standards for managing smart-home technology energy use and software.

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How the Multifamily Industry Is Adapting to COVID-19 Compliance Challenges

Filed in Education, Multifamily by on May 27, 2020 0 Comments
How the Multifamily Industry Is Adapting to COVID-19 Compliance Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected multiple facets of both business and day-to-day life. Multifamily properties experience a unique challenge in that they combine both under the same roof — business operations as well as residential life — along with a host of other components, such as common areas and amenities, as well as the compliance requirements to operate the facility. On Wednesday, June 3, NAHB will host a webinar to highlight best practices in property management and compliance and provide action plans for the COVID-19 crisis.

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Video: Why Homes are Essential

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership by on May 27, 2020 1 Comment

To showcase the value of home building within communities as we rebuild from this pandemic, NAHB created a video for members and HBAs to use on their websites.

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What You Say Matters — Selling High Performance to Your Customers

What You Say Matters — Selling High Performance to Your Customers

Living harder in their homes has people considering what they really want in their next house. Efficient, comfortable and healthy homes are likely to be high on the list of “must-haves” for those looking to buy or to remodel. When talking to potential home buyers, consider highlighting features that meet some of these new ”must-haves.”

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EPA Wants to Know What Customers Think About WaterSense-Labeled Products

EPA Wants to Know What Customers Think About WaterSense-Labeled Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its decision via a Federal Register notice to maintain the current specifications for several WaterSense-labeled products. In addition to announcing the completion of the product review, the notice also contained requests for input and information related to consumer satisfaction.

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2020 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Highlights Pioneering Housing Solutions

2020 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Highlights Pioneering Housing Solutions

Forty-five teams representing 31 colleges competed for the grand prize, and for the first time, there were two winners: one for residential and one for commercial. Miami University (Ohio) was the residential grand winner for a community in Cincinnati called Peace Village, and NAHB student chapter member Pennsylvania State University won an honorable mention in the suburban single-family division.

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Survey: Tell Us How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Multifamily Industry

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, Multifamily by on May 11, 2020 5 Comments
Survey: Tell Us How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Multifamily Industry

NAHB would like to understand how COVID-19 continues to impact business for multifamily builders and developers. Responses will help NAHB advocate for policy changes to keep the housing sector running with as little disruption as possible during this difficult time.

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NAHB Urges Congress to Support Affordable Housing, LIHTC in Next Package

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response, Multifamily by on May 7, 2020 2 Comments
NAHB Urges Congress to Support Affordable Housing, LIHTC in Next Package

NAHB, as part of the A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) Coalition, sent to congressional leaders a letter urging them to stabilize the affordable housing system by including provisions to support the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and mitigate the damage to affordable housing production that is already occurring as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

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IBS Scholarship Applications Now Open

IBS Scholarship Applications Now Open

NAHB members in good standing who are 21-35 years old can apply for NAHB’s IBS Scholarship by June 5 for an opportunity to attend the 2021 International Builders’ Show.

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