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Green Building Programs Revise Inspection Procedures for COVID-19 Precautions

Green Building Programs Revise Inspection Procedures for COVID-19 Precautions

As part of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response, organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Residential Energy Services Network and Home Innovation Research Labs are adopting emergency inspection procedures for their green building programs to protect the health and safety of rating providers while meeting the needs of clients.

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5 Design Trends for Life at Home

Filed in Design by on April 2, 2020 2 Comments
5 Design Trends for Life at Home

What does the turmoil of the coronavirus mean for new homes and communities? For starters, we are all spending more time at home, and gaining a greater appreciation for, or frustration of, all the things that come with that. We can expect this disruption to clear the way for underlying trends that are already out there to become more mainstream.

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Submit Your Proposal to Speak at IBS

Filed in Education, International Builders' Show by on April 1, 2020 0 Comments
Submit Your Proposal to Speak at IBS

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the 2021 International Builders’ Show. Check out guidelines and tips for top proposal submissions.

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What’s New in Water Technologies for the Home

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building, Technology by on March 31, 2020 0 Comments
What’s New in Water Technologies for the Home

Water has been around since the beginning of time, but technology regarding water continues to evolve. Here’s a snapshot of some of the latest trends in residential water technology.

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Profile in Leadership: NAHB’s Former Female Presidents Share Their Stories

Filed in Leadership, Membership by on March 31, 2020 0 Comments
Profile in Leadership: NAHB’s Former Female Presidents Share Their Stories

NAHB’s National Women’s History Month celebration concludes with a look at two powerhouses in the industry: NAHB’s two former female presidents — Shirley Wiseman (1989) of The McVay Group in Lexington, Ky., and Sandy Dunn (2008) of BJ Builders in Point Pleasant, W.V.

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Key Coronavirus Resources for the Housing Industry on NAHB.org

Key Coronavirus Resources for the Housing Industry on NAHB.org

NAHB continues to provide up-to-date economic forecasts, policy updates, business continuity, jobsite safety and communications resources for both NAHB members and HBA staff to help them navigate this current crisis.

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Top Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Winners

Top Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Winners

For the first time this year, students and recent graduates interested in green building were able to receive financial assistance to attend the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) through NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship for IBS. Networking, education, and exposure to demonstrations and real building applications for efficient building practices were among the highlights for each of the recipients.

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All-Female Leadership Team Serves as Role Models for Women in Construction

Filed in Councils & Committees by on March 25, 2020 0 Comments
All-Female Leadership Team Serves as Role Models for Women in Construction

Although it may be the first all-female leadership team for a local home builders association (HBA), the HBA of Greater Des Moines’ executive board brings much more to the table than a singular gender.

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4 Factors You Should Know When Marketing to Gen Z

4 Factors You Should Know When Marketing to Gen Z

Described as the “selfie generation,” Generation Z currently comprises 26% of the U.S. population. By 2020, Gen Zers will command nearly 40% of all consumer shopping and are primary drivers of their parents’ purchasing decisions. Here’s what you need to know to capture their attention.

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How Increasing 5G Infrastructure May Impact Local Land Use

Filed in Land Development, Technology by on March 20, 2020 0 Comments
How Increasing 5G Infrastructure May Impact Local Land Use

With a nationwide spread of 5G, and its potential impacts on land in urban, rural and residential areas, it is as important as ever to stay informed with the latest land use issues and solutions. Learn more about what the increase in 5G infrastructure may entail.

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