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Top 5 Green Products and Systems Customers Are Asking About

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on June 16, 2020 2 Comments
Top 5 Green Products and Systems Customers Are Asking About

According to the 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief, consumers are most interested in products and systems that directly impact utility bills and indoor environmental quality. NAHB anticipates that customers, who have spent months in their homes, have developed a heightened awareness of what efficient, comfortable and healthy means to them, and builders and remodelers need to be ready to meet these needs.

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Fresh Air Design Options for Post-COVID-19 Market

Filed in Design, Disaster Response, Environmental by on June 15, 2020 2 Comments
Fresh Air Design Options for Post-COVID-19 Market

While the pandemic has upended many things, enjoying the outdoors doesn’t need to be one of them. Whether a leafy home in the suburbs or a large apartment building in the city, there are many ways to design outdoor areas to expand living spaces for health, relaxation and recreation.

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NAHB to Host ‘Remodeling Economic Outlook: Housing Changes After COVID-19’

Filed in Education, Remodelers by on June 15, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB to Host ‘Remodeling Economic Outlook: Housing Changes After COVID-19’

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz will join host Vince Butler, CAPS, GMB, GMR, and other top remodeling analysts from Harvard University and John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) for a comprehensive review and economic outlook of the home-improvement industry.

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Location Is Everything for Multifamily Design

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards, Design, Multifamily by on June 10, 2020 0 Comments
Location Is Everything for Multifamily Design

Location can play an important part in the design of a home — especially the creative ways in which multifamily buildings can take advantage of their locality. Recent award-winning designers have taken a number of different approaches. See how they did it.

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Ohio Urban Infill Project Improves Quality of Life in Neglected Neighborhood

Ohio Urban Infill Project Improves Quality of Life in Neglected Neighborhood

The Residences at Career Gateway is a community housing development, funded with the help of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), which aims to revitalize the south side of Columbus and connect residents with meaningful workforce supports.

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2 Key Strategies to Reduce Home Wildfire Risk

2 Key Strategies to Reduce Home Wildfire Risk

Summer is approaching, which is peak wildfire season for some. There are two main types of strategies builders, remodelers and home owners can employ to minimize potential impact from wildfires.

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The Future of Multifamily Design

Filed in Design, Disaster Response, Multifamily by on June 3, 2020 8 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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