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Getting Started with New Building Concepts at IBS

Getting Started with New Building Concepts at IBS

Have you considered experimenting with a new building style? Wanted to add new skills to your repertoire? The Centrals and communities at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) offer a great opportunity to learn more about various segments of the building industry firsthand from subject-matter experts.

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200,000 NGBS-Certified Homes: The Value of Green Certification

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on December 16, 2019 1 Comment
200,000 NGBS-Certified Homes: The Value of Green Certification

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification Program hit a major milestone last week in certifying its 200,000th home.

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Silver Award Winners Announced for National Sales and Marketing Awards

Filed in Awards, Sales & Marketing by on December 12, 2019 0 Comments
Silver Award Winners Announced for National Sales and Marketing Awards

NAHB’s National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has announced Silver Award winners for The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards. 

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Increased Supply and Collaboration Needed to Combat Housing Affordability Crisis

Filed in Affordability by on December 12, 2019 2 Comments
Increased Supply and Collaboration Needed to Combat Housing Affordability Crisis

The Hill spotlights the overall impact of the housing affordability crisis in a new video segment following NAHB’s Election 2020 event in Minneapolis. The segment provides an overview of the topics surrounding the crisis, and features interviews from community panelists at the Minneapolis event and subject matter experts.

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How to Maximize Your Relationships to Optimize High-Performance Projects

Filed in Multifamily, Sustainability & Green Building by on December 10, 2019 0 Comments
How to Maximize Your Relationships to Optimize High-Performance Projects

Partnering with an NGBS verifier from the start can optimize your next high-performance project — single or multifamily — while also increasing cost effectiveness. Two builder/verifier teams will discuss how they leverage their relationship to build better performing homes at IBS’ High Performance Building Zone at a Green Beer and Banter session on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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ENERGY STAR Publishes Revision 10 of National Program Requirements

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on December 6, 2019 0 Comments
ENERGY STAR Publishes Revision 10 of National Program Requirements

The ENERGY STAR program released Revision 10 of its National Program Requirements last month, which is available for use now and will be required for ENERGY STAR Certified Homes permitted on or after Oct. 1, 2020. The recent publication was not a new version of the program, but a revision release, meaning mostly minor changes and clarifications.

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MIT Report Spotlights Need to Reform Policies on Factory-Built Housing

MIT Report Spotlights Need to Reform Policies on Factory-Built Housing

According to a new study from the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab, factory-built houses — i.e., modular, panelized or pre-assembled homes — could help increase affordable housing stock and significantly aid in disaster response and recovery. However, factory-built homes comprise only 3% of single-family homes in the United States. What can be done to better utilize these types of homes?

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5 Must-See Green Opportunities at the 2020 International Builders’ Show

5 Must-See Green Opportunities at the 2020 International Builders’ Show

Looking to learn about the latest in sustainable residential construction products, practices and certification options? Check out the highlights among the green building offerings at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) Jan. 21-23, 2020.

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“Building the Dream” Event Highlights Homeownership Gaps

Filed in Affordability by on November 22, 2019 0 Comments
“Building the Dream” Event Highlights Homeownership Gaps

Government officials and community stakeholders came together at NAHB’s recent kickoff of its “Building the Dream” series in Minneapolis to highlight how this crisis is being addressed at the local and state level to help bridge the gap for homeownership.

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NAHB Members Win Numerous DOE Housing Innovation Awards

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on November 20, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Members Win Numerous DOE Housing Innovation Awards

More than a dozen NAHB members were recently recognized by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Housing Innovation Awards at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit in October. Each year, the DOE recognizes builders in various categories for leading the industry in building zero energy ready homes, or homes that are verified to meet federal standards on energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and durability.

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