Environmental

Cutting Red Tape: The Work Continues

Cutting Red Tape: The Work Continues

The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency saw major progress on efforts to diminish the effects of excessive regulation on American industry, but many regulatory challenges remain.

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Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

The Supreme Court today ruled that litigation over the controversial 2015 definition of what constitutes “waters of the United States” must be brought in to the federal district courts rather than circuit courts ─ a decision that will finally allow litigation over the rule to move forward.

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Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on January 19, 2018 0 Comments
Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

The Environmental Protection Agency has named Home Innovation Research Labs as the first Multifamily Review Organization for high-rise, non-commercial projects seeking Energy Star certification, providing one-stop shopping for developers looking to build greener.

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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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