Environmental

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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Last Chance to Claim Many Residential Energy Tax Credits

Filed in Environmental, Homeownership by on April 13, 2017 1 Comment
Last Chance to Claim Many Residential Energy Tax Credits

Tax Day is right around the corner but it’s not too late to remind your customers about the residential energy tax credits available to both new-home buyers and those who made efficiency improvements to existing homes in 2016.

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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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EPA Withdraws Two Rules Linked to Clean Power Plan

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on April 3, 2017 0 Comments
EPA Withdraws Two Rules Linked to Clean Power Plan

Just days after President Trump signed an executive order calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and revise the Clean Power Plan (CPP), EPA today announced that it is withdrawing two proposed rules connected with the CPP that the agency never finalized.

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NAHB Officers Discuss Key Regulatory Issues with EPA Administrator

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 29, 2017 2 Comments
NAHB Officers Discuss Key Regulatory Issues with EPA Administrator

NAHB senior officers held a productive meeting with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today to seek ways to make regulations more cost-effective without undermining their intent.

Discussions focused on several important environmental regulatory issues of importance to the home building community, including the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, the lead paint rule and stormwater regulation.

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Energy Star Cuts Among Trump’s Proposals

President Trump has released a proposed budget that includes cuts to a number of programs run by the Environmental Protection Agency – including the popular Energy Star certification program for new and remodeled homes and many home appliances.

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