Codes and Regulations

Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

The Supreme Court today ruled that litigation over the controversial 2015 definition of what constitutes “waters of the United States” must be brought in to the federal district courts rather than circuit courts ─ a decision that will finally allow litigation over the rule to move forward.

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Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on January 19, 2018 0 Comments
Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

The Environmental Protection Agency has named Home Innovation Research Labs as the first Multifamily Review Organization for high-rise, non-commercial projects seeking Energy Star certification, providing one-stop shopping for developers looking to build greener.

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Like to Talk Building Codes? We Need You

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Councils & Committees by on January 17, 2018 0 Comments
Like to Talk Building Codes? We Need You

NAHB’s Construction, Codes and Standards Committee is seeking NAHB members interested in applying to serve for 2018 on one of its three subcommittees: the Building Codes and Standards Subcommittee, the Construction Technology Research Subcommittee, and the Energy and Green Codes and Standards Subcommittee.

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EPA Must Re-examine Lead Definition and Clearance Testing Standards, Court Says

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on January 15, 2018 9 Comments
EPA Must Re-examine Lead Definition and Clearance Testing Standards, Court Says

A recent court decision that requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take another look at its dust-lead hazard standard may result in tighter regulations for contractors who do lead-abatement work if it leads to a stricter standard for clearance testing. Changes may also eventually affect remodelers working in homes with lead paint.

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Survey: More NAHB Member Homes Eligible for NGBS Certification as Builders Go Green

Survey: More NAHB Member Homes Eligible for NGBS Certification as Builders Go Green

A newly released NAHB survey shows that as builders ramp up their green building practices, more of their homes could be certified to the ANSI-approved National Green Building Standard.

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The New American Home is ‘Emerald’ Green

The New American Home is ‘Emerald’ Green

The New American Home® 2018 and The New American Remodel™ 2018 have both achieved NGBS Green Certified, Emerald level, the highest certification available for high-performance and sustainable homes under the National Green Building Standard.

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HUD Delays Enforcement of Assessment of Fair Housing Plans Until 2020

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on January 5, 2018 0 Comments

HUD published a notice in the Federal Register today extending the deadline for local governments to submit an Assessment of Fair Housing until Oct. 31, 2020. Under HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, local governments must submit these plans to proactively identify barriers to fair housing choice and to ensure that their practices and policies do not promote racial segregation.

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NAHB Commends Proposed Rule on Small Business Health Plans

NAHB Commends Proposed Rule on Small Business Health Plans

NAHB today commended the Department of Labor for issuing a proposed rule that is intended to expand access to health coverage by allowing more employers to form Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans.

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3 More Cities Added to LIHTC Maps

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Trends, Multifamily by on December 29, 2017 0 Comments

NAHB has added Seattle, Chicago and Denver to its exclusive series of maps detailing metro areas where the Low Income Housing Tax Credit is used to develop new affordable homes.

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Trump Administration Plans ESA Reform

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on December 28, 2017 0 Comments

Comments are being solicited regarding two new draft regulations designed to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and make compliance less onerous for home builders and developers.

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