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2019 Multifamily Pillars Finalists Announced

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on October 28, 2019 0 Comments
2019 Multifamily Pillars Finalists Announced

NAHB announced the finalists for the 2019 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards. A panel of 12 industry experts narrowed the entries down to 74 finalists in 24 categories.

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New Study Examines Relationship Between Energy-Efficient Homes, Sales Price and Loan Performance

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on October 28, 2019 0 Comments
New Study Examines Relationship Between Energy-Efficient Homes, Sales Price and Loan Performance

Freddie Mac released a new study, “Energy Efficiency: Value Added to Properties & Loan Performance,” to provide insight on how lenders may be able to factor energy-efficiency rating systems into the mortgage underwriting process. The study tracked property sale prices and loan default rates to explore if energy-efficient features could increase home value and provide less financial stress to owners based on decreased utility costs.

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Grab a Seat at Remodeling Show CAPS Courses

Filed in Education, Remodelers by on October 24, 2019 0 Comments
Grab a Seat at Remodeling Show CAPS Courses

We still have space for you in NAHB’s three NAHB’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) Courses being held before the 2019 Remodeling Show in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 7-8.

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Remodeler Attributes His Evolving Business Savvy to NAHB

Filed in Awards, Remodelers by on October 22, 2019 0 Comments
Remodeler Attributes His Evolving Business Savvy to NAHB

As the building industry evolves, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with the updated technologies and regulations. However, remaining relevant is important ― and doing so is only part of the reason why Ralph Pagnucco was named NAHB’s October Remodeler of the Month.

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Deadlines Extended for Two Awards Programs

Filed in Awards, Global Housing by on October 21, 2019 0 Comments
Deadlines Extended for Two Awards Programs

The Global Innovation Awards and Young Professionals Awards programs have extended their deadlines to apply to Friday, Oct. 25.

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BSC Honors Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at Housing Summit

Filed in Awards, Councils & Committees by on October 21, 2019 0 Comments
BSC Honors Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at Housing Summit

Recognizing a distinguished career in the systems-built housing industry, the S.A. Walters Award was presented to Michael H. Weber of The Euclid Chemical Company earlier this month at the 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit.

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Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Available for 2020 International Builders’ Show

Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Available for 2020 International Builders’ Show

Attending the International Builders’ Show (IBS) can help people make the connections needed to jumpstart a new professional trajectory. One unique opportunity to attend the 2020 IBS is through a new scholarship from NAHB’s Sustainability & Green Building initiative. The scholarship aims to provide exposure to students and recent graduates in the construction industry to the world of high-performance homes.

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Top 3 Takeaways from 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit

Filed in Councils & Committees by on October 16, 2019 0 Comments
Top 3 Takeaways from 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit

Members of the offsite construction community gathered last week in Pittsburgh for NAHB’s annual meeting of the systems-built housing industry, the Building Systems Housing Summit. Attendees took advantage of numerous networking opportunities and enjoyed presentations by thought leaders in offsite home building.

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Last Chance to Enter Global Innovation and Associate Member Awards

Filed in Awards, Global Housing, Membership by on October 14, 2019 0 Comments
Last Chance to Enter Global Innovation and Associate Member Awards

NAHB awards programs recognize the best of the best across the home-building industry, from top products to great marketing to outstanding members. Applications for two such awards programs — the Global Innovation Awards and Associate Member Awards — are due soon, so enter today.

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8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Education, Multifamily by on October 11, 2019 1 Comment
8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Universal design is often mistaken for catering to an aging demographic, in part because of its focus on accessibility. Features such as grab bars and wider doorways may be common, but the principle of universal design is applicable to buyers of any demographic.

Learn more at NAHB’s “Rethinking Universal Design” webinar on Nov. 13.

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