Codes and Regulations
NAHB today called on Congress to work with federal regulators to fix the regulatory rulemaking process by ensuring that effects on small businesses are a primary focus for existing and future regulations.
Testifying before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, NAHB First Vice Chairman Randy Noel told lawmakers that builders must navigate an ever-increasing tangle of regulations.
NAHB senior officers held a productive meeting with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today to seek ways to make regulations more cost-effective without undermining their intent.
Discussions focused on several important environmental regulatory issues of importance to the home building community, including the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, the lead paint rule and stormwater regulation.
President Trump today signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency to replace or rework the controversial Clean Power Plan rule, which requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants located within their borders.
President Trump has released a proposed budget that includes cuts to a number of programs run by the Environmental Protection Agency – including the popular Energy Star certification program for new and remodeled homes and many home appliances.
The National Green Building Standard Green Certification Program has reached a major milestone with certification of the 100,000th home to meet its requirements.
In a victory for NAHB and the small business community, the Senate today passed legislation approved by the House earlier this month that will overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) clarification to its Volks recordkeeping rule.
Energy efficiency is the name of the game for both home building and home buying. Results from a recent NAHB survey show which green building techniques are getting the most love.
RESNET and the International Code Council are debuting a draft the WER Index. It will rate a home’s efficiency in water use in the same way that the HERS index measures a property’s energy efficiency. A March 15 webinra explains it all.