Environmental

Rep. Westerman’s Forestry Bill a ‘Win-Win-Win,’ NAHB Tells Congress

Rep. Westerman’s Forestry Bill a ‘Win-Win-Win,’ NAHB Tells Congress

A draft legislative proposal by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) would encourage better management of the nation’s federal forest natural resources while also ensuring the continued recovery of the housing industry, NAHB told Congress Thursday.

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Zero-Energy Builders Tell All

Filed in Design, Environmental, Home Building by on June 9, 2017 2 Comments
Zero-Energy Builders Tell All

It’s one thing to listen to outside experts about how to create a successful business niche or even corner the market by building zero energy ready homes. It’s another thing to hear it from the horse’s – or the home builder’s, mouth.

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Corps to Discuss Wetlands Permits

Corps to Discuss Wetlands Permits

NAHB members planning to attend the Midyear Meeting – or members who have the time to come to Washington, D.C. for the morning – may want to also attend a special session at 10 a.m. June 16 when representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers come to call.

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Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Speakers at the Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Awards panel discussion May 17 know there are challenges ahead as the Trump administration launches its efforts to fix the flawed Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule, including how it may affect wetlands mitigation banks.

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NAHB Targets the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on May 18, 2017 0 Comments

In its comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency this week in response to a presidential directive to “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens,” NAHB highlighted 10 expensive and overreaching regulatory programs. It also urged continued funding for three programs facing proposed budget cuts or elimination.

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EPA Head to Speak to NAHB June 15

NAHB will welcome Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to the Midyear Meetings in Washington, D.C. on June 15 to update board and committee members on progress the Trump administration has made toward cutting red tape from the regulatory process and transferring more authority from the federal government to the states.

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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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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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NAHB Urges EPA To Revise 3 Important Regulations

NAHB Urges EPA To Revise 3 Important Regulations

Many federal regulations involving wetlands, stormwater and lead paint are in need of significant revisions because they have a disproportionate and negative impact on our members and other small businesses.

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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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