Codes and Regulations

Let This Safety Video Do Most of the Talking for You

Before the week is through, builders are encouraged to dedicate at least 10-15 minutes to speak with their crews on-site and reinforce the importance of fall protection. NAHB helped make this an easy task by creating a brief “Toolbox Talk” video on ladder safety.

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Big Savings from Better Codes

Big Savings from Better Codes

In 2016, NAHB led countless efforts that successfully removed or excluded unnecessary measures from building codes—provisions that would have greatly increased builder costs and ultimately, impacted housing affordability.

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Get Ready for the 2018 IRC

Get Ready for the 2018 IRC

States and jurisdictions across the country are making plans to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code next year – and that means home builders in those markets need to be ready. This May 25 webinar is a great first step.

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Keep Your Customers Comfortable with Well-Ventilated Homes

Keep Your Customers Comfortable with Well-Ventilated Homes

In today’s tight, energy-efficient homes, proper design of the HVAC system is critical to avoid issues of occupant comfort and callbacks. Download this webinar replay so you are ready to talk to your contractor.

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Trade Groups Mull Relief for Small Businesses at NAHB Event

Trade Groups Mull Relief for Small Businesses at NAHB Event

What’s the best way for the Trump administration to fix the federal regulations that end up having a bigger impact on small businesses than large ones?

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House Panel Approves Bill to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on May 5, 2017 0 Comments
House Panel Approves Bill to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

The legislation includes provisions to address challenging credit conditions that home builders and home buyers continue to experience as a result of an overzealous regulatory response to the recent financial crisis.

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Bipartisan House Bill Promotes Cost-Effective Energy Savings

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on May 5, 2017 2 Comments
Bipartisan House Bill Promotes Cost-Effective Energy Savings

Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) on May 4 introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage energy efficiency in buildings while ensuring that home builders and home owners are not burdened by unreasonable regulations. H.R. 2361 is similar to legislation the lawmakers introduced in the 113th and 114th Congress to promote more transparency and encourage […]

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NAHB Urges EPA to Reevaluate Cost-Benefit Analysis of RRP Rule

NAHB Urges EPA to Reevaluate Cost-Benefit Analysis of RRP Rule

During an EPA hearing on Tuesday, former NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bob Hanbury, CGR, a remodeler from Newington, Conn., asked the agency to reconsider the costs of complying with the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.

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Patenaude is Trump’s Choice for Deputy HUD Secretary

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on April 28, 2017 4 Comments

President Trump will nominate Pamela Patenaude as the new HUD Deputy Secretary, the White House announced today. NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald commended the decision in a press statement.

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NAHB Responds to White House Tax Reform Proposal

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on April 26, 2017 5 Comments
NAHB Responds to White House Tax Reform Proposal

NAHB commended President Trump for tackling tax reform and keeping the mortgage interest deduction as one of two individual deductions, but reminded the White House that reform measures must protect the Low Income Housing Tax Credit as well.

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