Codes and Regulations

Builders Take the Lead for a Better Building Code

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Multifamily by on September 14, 2018 2 Comments
Builders Take the Lead for a Better Building Code

As they step up from HBAs throughout the Federation, it’s clear that home builders have gotten the message that it takes only a few simple steps to ensure better building and energy codes – and those steps start with them.

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NAHB Supports Proposed Change to Joint Employer Standard

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 13, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Supports Proposed Change to Joint Employer Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking on Sept. 14 in the Federal Register inviting interested parties to submit comments on its proposed joint-employer standard. NAHB plans to submit detailed comments in support of this proposal.

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NAHB Study on Multifamily Regulatory Burdens Spurs Capitol Hill Hearing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on September 5, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Study on Multifamily Regulatory Burdens Spurs Capitol Hill Hearing

A recent study by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council that details how regulations account for 32% of the cost of developing new multifamily properties has caught the attention of Congress.

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What You Need to Know About the 20% Pass-Through Deduction

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Tax Reform Toolkit by on September 4, 2018 0 Comments
What You Need to Know About the 20% Pass-Through Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law late last year created a new section of the tax code that provides a 20% deduction for “qualified business income” generated by pass-through entities such as LLCs, partnerships and S-corporations. The IRS published proposed regulations to provide clarity to the law and NAHB breaks down what it means.

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NAHB to Weigh In on Updating Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on August 30, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB to Weigh In on Updating Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has announced it is seeking comments on modernizing Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations and NAHB intends to weigh in.

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NAHB Helps HBAs Launch Advocacy Efforts

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on August 28, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Helps HBAs Launch Advocacy Efforts

NAHB granted state and local HBAs nearly $50,000 during the Midyear Board of Directors Meeting in July to help them with important advocacy issues that could set a precedent for home builders nationwide.

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NAHB Weighs in as EPA Considers Changes to its Regulatory Development Process

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 24, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB Weighs in as EPA Considers Changes to its Regulatory Development Process

NAHB is encouraging EPA, when developing regulations, to make all data underlying the regulatory action publicly available and to present information on costs and benefits of the rule in a clear and consistent method for public review. 

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EPA Seeks Comments on Proposed Lead Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 22, 2018 0 Comments
EPA Seeks Comments on Proposed Lead Regulations

NAHB submitted comments to EPA last week in response to a proposed rule regarding the Review of Dust-Lead Hazard Standards and Definition of Lead-Based Paint.

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Legal Morass Muddies the Waters on the WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on August 20, 2018 1 Comment
Legal Morass Muddies the Waters on the WOTUS Rule

A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for South Carolina means that for the foreseeable future, roughly half of U.S. states will be abiding by one set of rules pertaining to waters of the United States while the rest will abide by different rules.

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Green Builders Prepare for HERS Amendment Putting Smaller Homes on Even Ground

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 16, 2018 1 Comment
Green Builders Prepare for HERS Amendment Putting Smaller Homes on Even Ground

The green building sector is getting ready for the Jan. 1, 2019 deadline for all HERS raters to use an amendment that puts smaller homes on a level playing field.

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