Environmental

2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain

2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued the 2017 Construction General Permit – and it includes provisions that NAHB and our members have fought long and hard for through testimony, letters and extensive meetings.

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Resolution to Vacate WOTUS Rule Introduced in Senate

Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced a resolution to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule, which contains new and expanded definitions that NAHB has long held as the poster child of federal intrusion into states’ rights and an example of federal overreach on land-use decisions.

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Poll Outlines Sustainable Stormwater Management Barriers

Poll Outlines Sustainable Stormwater Management Barriers

Home builders would be much more likely to adopt low-impact or more sustainable stormwater management practices if local jurisdictions offered fast-track permitting or other incentives for installing them, according to a recent NAHB poll.

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Help Create the 2018 NGBS

Nominations are now being accepted for the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard.

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NAHB Opposes HUD’s New Flood Standard

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on January 4, 2017 0 Comments

NAHB filed comments in opposition to HUD’s proposal to implement the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard, citing the threatened access to FHA mortgage insurance programs for single-family home buyers and multifamily builders.

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Comment Letters Needed for HUD’s Floodplain Management Proposal

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Housing Finance by on December 15, 2016 0 Comments

NAHB is urging members and HBAs to voice your concerns with a new HUD floodplains management proposal that fundamentally threatens access to FHA mortgage insurance programs for single-family home buyers and multifamily builders.

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NAHB Commends Trump EPA Nominee

NAHB fully supports the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the nation’s next EPA administrator,” said association chairman Ed Brady this evening in a press statement.

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Marker Released for Flood Insurance Reauthorization in 2017

Filed in Capitol Hill, Environmental by on December 7, 2016 2 Comments
Marker Released for Flood Insurance Reauthorization in 2017

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, has released a set of principles regarding reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires Sept. 30, 2017.

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Tech Notes Help You ‘Build Tight and Ventilate Right’

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Home Building by on December 7, 2016 1 Comment
Tech Notes Help You ‘Build Tight and Ventilate Right’

Recent editions of the energy code have introduced higher levels of insulation, increased building air-tightness and mechanical ventilation requirements. It’s enough to keep a builder up at night figuring out howRecent editions of the energy code have introduced higher levels of insulation, increased building air-tightness and mechanical ventilation requirements. It’s enough to keep a builder up at night figuring out how to comply with these ever-increasing requirements for tight, energy-efficient homes.

NAHB is here to help. . NAHB is here to help.

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NGBS: Out with the Old, In with the New

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on November 28, 2016 0 Comments
NGBS: Out with the Old, In with the New

As 2016 comes to a close, a sunset date has been set for the projects seeking certification under the 2012 version of the National Green Building Standard. Meanwhile, plans already are gearing up for the 4th edition.

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