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How to Help the Future Green Building Workforce

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 12, 2020 0 Comments
How to Help the Future Green Building Workforce

Your company could gain exposure by providing student teams in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge with real-life experience working on buildings and homes with your clients.

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NAHB Working to Minimize COVID-19’s Impact on Rental Market

NAHB Working to Minimize COVID-19’s Impact on Rental Market

As the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, NAHB is leading the charge in calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to the nation’s renters and housing providers. Emergency rental assistance will keep tenants in their homes and ensure the financial viability and stability of the rental housing industry.

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Spotlight Top Features Consumers Seek with NGBS Green+ Badges

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 4, 2020 0 Comments
Spotlight Top Features Consumers Seek with NGBS Green+ Badges

Builders and developers can now earn special recognition through Home Innovation Research Labs for NGBS Green Certified homes that “go above and beyond” in certain areas of green practice.

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Addressing Labor Shortage Key to Improving Affordability, Providing Job Opportunities in Wake of COVID-19

Addressing Labor Shortage Key to Improving Affordability, Providing Job Opportunities in Wake of COVID-19

The coronavirus has affected the economy in a number of ways — one being the housing market. A recent episode of the “Building the Dream” series from TheHill.TV looks at housing as an area that can boost the economic recovery, but only if the workforce is in place to do it.

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How Timber Housing Can Meet Housing Demand and Occupant Needs

How Timber Housing Can Meet Housing Demand and Occupant Needs

If the housing supply is to meet demand, the construction industry will need to innovate how it can deliver high-quality multifamily buildings more efficiently. Mass timber promises such a disruption.

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How to Consider Costs and Benefits for High-Performance Residential Buildings

How to Consider Costs and Benefits for High-Performance Residential Buildings

The home building industry is working to quantify the value that healthier, high-performance residential buildings can bring to occupants. Justifying the financials and the advantages of investing in durable, comfortable and sustainable buildings is especially fitting in the wake of COVID-19, as people are becoming more aware of what they want in their homes.

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Addressing the Needs of Middle-Income Seniors

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Affordability, Multifamily by on July 27, 2020 3 Comments
Addressing the Needs of Middle-Income Seniors

The “missing middle” of seniors have too much income to qualify for public assistance, but they are not affluent enough to access different housing choices or personal services. So how does the home building industry provide the kind of housing this population wants and needs?

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New Freddie Mac Study Reveals Growing Interest in ADUs

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on July 22, 2020 0 Comments
New Freddie Mac Study Reveals Growing Interest in ADUs

Using the 1997-2019 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) transactions data, a new Freddie Mac study identified 1.4 million properties with ADUs in the United States. The South and West are the fastest growing regions for ADUs, with top markets including Portland, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles and Miami.

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Compliance Path Choices: 2020 NGBS Offers Flexibility

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 20, 2020 0 Comments
Compliance Path Choices: 2020 NGBS Offers Flexibility

The ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) allows builders to choose the best compliance path depending on their client, the project’s geographic location, market conditions and permitting requirements.

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Housing in Opportunity Zones

Filed in Land Development, Tax Reform by on July 17, 2020 0 Comments
Housing in Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones (OZs) are an economic development tool created by the federal government in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here are some examples of successful OZ projects across the country.

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