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2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on March 9, 2020 0 Comments
2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

As the housing affordability crisis continues, a greater mix of housing types, not just more housing, is needed to meet differing income and generational needs. Here are two examples that highlight different approaches to creating one type of solution, accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

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Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes: Top Motivators and Practices in the Single-Family Market

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on March 9, 2020 1 Comment
Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes: Top Motivators and Practices in the Single-Family Market

According to the 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief, more than two-thirds of green builders choose to build green because it’s the right thing to do. See what their top practices and strategies are to improve green home performance.

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Countdown Begins for Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Finalists

Countdown Begins for Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Finalists

In six weeks, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will announce two grand winners of the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. NAHB is a proud sponsor of the design challenge and serves as a resource for student teams by connecting them with industry partners and contacts at local and state home builders associations.

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Keys to Success from Trailblazing Female Members

Filed in Councils & Committees, Membership by on March 4, 2020 3 Comments
Keys to Success from Trailblazing Female Members

This year, there are at least seven female local HBA presidents across the country who are either the first-ever female president at their respective HBA or the first female president in several decades. Today, we are highlighting three of these women and their achievements.

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Two Ways to Save on NAHB Spring Leadership Meeting Travel

Two Ways to Save on NAHB Spring Leadership Meeting Travel

The Associate Members Committee and NAHB Remodelers each offer programs to help defray costs for deserving local leaders to attend NAHB’s Spring Leadership Meeting, held June 16-20 in Washington, D.C.

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How the Hidden Costs of Housing Affect Affordability

Filed in Affordability by on March 3, 2020 7 Comments
How the Hidden Costs of Housing Affect Affordability

TheHill.TV explores the hidden costs behind rising home prices and how they’re contributing to the housing affordability crisis.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: What Businesses Need to Know

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on February 28, 2020 0 Comments
Coronavirus Outbreak: What Businesses Need to Know

NAHB is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus Disease 2019) to stay ahead of this rapidly evolving situation and keep members appropriately informed. NAHB will provide additional analysis of how this global health crisis could impact housing as more information becomes available. In the meantime, here is a brief economic analysis as well as resources to help businesses prepare their workplace.

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Strategy is Key to Multifamily Developer’s Success

Filed in Awards, Multifamily, Sustainability & Green Building by on February 28, 2020 0 Comments
Strategy is Key to Multifamily Developer’s Success

Multifamily developers doing business in 2011 were either surviving the recession or were quickly becoming a victim of it. Charlotte, N.C.-based Crescent Communities had advantages that helped it survive.

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4 Standout Members Recognized with Associate Member Awards

Filed in Awards by on February 27, 2020 3 Comments
4 Standout Members Recognized with Associate Member Awards

The Associate Member Awards honor Associate members for their remarkable contributions to the housing industry at the local, state and national levels, as well as a Builder member for his or her partnership with Associate members.

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Building Systems Councils Announces 2020 Chair

Filed in Councils & Committees by on February 27, 2020 1 Comment
Building Systems Councils Announces 2020 Chair

Tifanee McCall is a longtime member of the Building Systems Councils (BSC) and a major advocate of the systems-built housing industry. She has been a member of NAHB for nearly 30 years and BSC member for over a decade. It is no surprise that due to her dedication to NAHB and the industry, she was recently named the 2020 BSC chair.

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