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Webinar Offers Leg Up on Housing Innovation Awards

Filed in Awards, Design, Environmental by on April 19, 2017 1 Comment
Webinar Offers Leg Up on Housing Innovation Awards

The best green home builders are getting ready to maintain their stellar reputation — and maintain the NAHB sweep — as the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready program opens up the application process for the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards.

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NAHB Student Chapters Enter Wind Power Competion

Filed in Design, Environmental, Student Chapters by on April 12, 2017 1 Comment
NAHB Student Chapters Enter Wind Power Competion

Twelve collegiate teams were selected to participate in the third annual American Wind Energy Association Windpower Conference and Exhibition. Each of the teams will compete by designing and building a model wind turbine and developing a business plan to market the products,

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Insurance Program ‘Fortifies’ a Builder’s Bottom Line

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design by on April 4, 2017 0 Comments
Insurance Program ‘Fortifies’ a Builder’s Bottom Line

Tom Stokes, president of Alabama’s Truland Homes, found a profitable niche for his company with the help of an above-code program designed to give new home buyers additional peace of mind — not to mention, deeply discounted insurance premiums — in hurricane-prone regions of the country.

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Footings In Place at The New American Home 2018

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on March 31, 2017 0 Comments
Footings In Place at The New American Home 2018

Here’s an early peek at the lakefront project site of next year’s flagship show home. It will be officially unveiled during the NAHB International Builders’ Show Jan. 9-11.

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Solar: Not for Everyone

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Environmental by on March 23, 2017 1 Comment
Solar: Not for Everyone

The solar panel industry and efficiency advocates have not backed off their efforts to require all new homes to be “solar-ready.” NAHB supports solar, but no mandates that give buyers no say in the matter even when solar doesn’t work for them.

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Mid-Century Modern a Magnet for Millennials, Multifamily Market

Filed in Design by on March 8, 2017 1 Comment
Mid-Century Modern a Magnet for Millennials, Multifamily Market

If you’ve ever seen an episode of Mad Men, then you know that drinking policies, smoking habits and gender roles in the office place have evolved significantly throughout the last 50-60 years. You might also realize that some things haven’t changed much at all, or they’ve made a huge comeback—namely, mid-century modern design.

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The Science and Art Behind Selling

The Science and Art Behind Selling

Tapping into what customers want and how to sell it to them proved to be a pretty common theme at the International Builders’ Show. These seven focal points could help boost your bottom line.

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Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Land Development by on February 15, 2017 1 Comment
Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Many lawmakers and community officials continue to turn to inclusionary zoning as a seemingly quick and easy plan to adopt and impose on the housing industry. However, new research confirms that multiple strategies are needed to close the financing gap and make projects viable. NAHB recently compiled additional resources to help builders and land developers address some of their most pressing industry concerns related to impact fees and affordability—highlighting alternative approaches that produced positive results.

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Remodeling Novice: A Verifier Takes on a Green Renovation Project

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on February 8, 2017 2 Comments
Remodeling Novice: A Verifier Takes on a Green Renovation Project

As a green building verifier — not a builder — Thiel Butner was excited to see the other side of the process. What she didn’t know was that a simple renovaton project would turn into a gut remodel.

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BALA Hall of Fame Welcomes Six Inductees

Filed in Awards, Design, International Builders' Show by on February 6, 2017 0 Comments
BALA Hall of Fame Welcomes Six Inductees

This honor from the Best in American Living Awards program recognizes some of the most innovative, influential and well-respected people and companies in the building industry.

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