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Garbage Dump Gets a ‘Green’ Makeover in Builders’ Show Home

Garbage Dump Gets a ‘Green’ Makeover in Builders’ Show Home

The New American Remodel 2019 will feature something truly unique for the International Builders’ Show — and especially for the desert region of Las Vegas — a lush, green, backyard orchard.

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NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel today thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for beginning the process of allowing states to assume Section 404 permitting authority under the Clean Water Act.

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NAHB, USA Today Debate Merits of Updating the Endangered Species Act

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 2, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB, USA Today Debate Merits of Updating the Endangered Species Act

In a point-counterpoint published on USA Today’s opinion page on Aug. 2, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel and the USA Today editorial board debated the merits of the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act.

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BIG Award Brings a Smile and a Career Boost

Filed in Awards, Environmental by on July 26, 2018 0 Comments
BIG Award Brings a Smile and a Career Boost

The NAHB Best in Green Young Professional award, is more than an honor and a notch on the belt. It can be key in helping to advance careers. Just ask the 2015 winner.

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ESA Proposals Cut Red Tape to Concentrate on Species, Not Paperwork

ESA Proposals Cut Red Tape to Concentrate on Species, Not Paperwork

NAHB is welcoming proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act announced July 19 as a way to streamline a cumbersome and bureaucratic permitting process – and allow federal regulators to spend more time on species preservation rather than creating red tape.

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Brrrr … It’s Cold, but ‘Green’ in the Ice Box

Brrrr … It’s Cold, but ‘Green’ in the Ice Box

The #IceBoxChallengeDC, which ended Friday, tested how well ice could hold up inside two shed-sized “ice boxes.”

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Kavanaugh and Home Building: What the Record Shows

Filed in Environmental, Housing Finance, Leadership, Legal by on July 11, 2018 18 Comments
Kavanaugh and Home Building: What the Record Shows

As legal pundits and news outlets pour over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s extensive judicial record to learn more about President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee, members need only turn to the multiple NAHB court cases over which Kavanaugh has presided at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to get a fuller picture.

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EPA Seeks New Limits on Its Own Authority

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on July 6, 2018 0 Comments
EPA Seeks New Limits on Its Own Authority

In a memo to the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, Administrator Scott Pruitt said he wants to limit and also clarify what authority EPA has to object during the normal Clean Water Act Section 404 permit review process that the agency conducts in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Major Victory for NAHB and Builder in Clean Water Act Court Case

Filed in Environmental, Legal by on June 29, 2018 1 Comment
Major Victory for NAHB and Builder in Clean Water Act Court Case

On June 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit sided with an NAHB member engaged in a decade-long legal battle in a case supported by NAHB’s Legal Action Fund – Orchard Hill Building Company v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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EPA Continues Wave of Action on Lead Regulations

EPA Continues Wave of Action on Lead Regulations

On June 22, EPA released a proposal to lower the dust-lead hazard standards, which impact contractors who do lead-abatement work.

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