Environmental

NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Green and Sustainable Building

Filed in Awards, Environmental, International Builders' Show by on January 15, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Green and Sustainable Building

For the fourth year, the winners for green and sustainable building awards emerge from those considered for many of NAHB’s other honors, including the Best in American Living, The Nationals, Best of 55+ Housing, Pillars of the Industry and Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence. Winners of any green or sustainable award in these programs were automatically entered for consideration for a Best in Green Award.

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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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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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Interior Reverses Controversial MBTA Interpretation

Interior Reverses Controversial MBTA Interpretation

The Department of the Interior on Dec. 22 reversed a controversial Obama Adminstration decision to subject private landowners, including home builders, to federal prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The decision nullifies the previous legal interpretation of the act that included civil and criminal penalties for unintentional “incidental takings,” or killing or injuring endangered species.

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NAHB Supports EPA Delay on Formaldehyde Rule

Filed in Environmental, Legal, Remodelers by on December 22, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Supports EPA Delay on Formaldehyde Rule

NAHB has filed an amicus brief supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extension of certain deadlines in its formaldehyde regulation for composite wood products. Administrative delays and technical amendments issued at the start of the Trump administration had delayed implementation of the formaldehyde rule, which was originally set for Dec. 12.

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WOTUS Rule Would be ‘Devastating,’ Builder Tells Capitol Hill

WOTUS Rule Would be ‘Devastating,’ Builder Tells Capitol Hill

The 2015 rule defining “waters of the United States” would be devastating for his business, said NAHB member Doug Davis at a briefing for congressional staff in Washington, D.C. Dec. 6.

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Zero-Energy Homes Add Up

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on December 6, 2017 0 Comments
Zero-Energy Homes Add Up

There’s a goose egg in their name, but don’t be fooled: studies show that net-zero homes are growing in number and popularity.

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Nov. 28 Webinar Talks Stormwater and Innovation

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education, Environmental by on November 20, 2017 0 Comments
Nov. 28 Webinar Talks Stormwater and Innovation

Stormwater regulations are changing quickly. Join NAHB for an informative online discussion on two new tools to help private developers get closer to smart, flexible stormwater managment solutions. It takes place from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

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NGBS Development in Full Swing

NGBS Development in Full Swing

The International Code Council and NAHB, partners on the first edition of the standard in 2008, are working to update the nationally recognized rating system that will now have an expanded scope.

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