Environmental

NAHB Weighs in as EPA Considers Changes to its Regulatory Development Process

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 24, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB Weighs in as EPA Considers Changes to its Regulatory Development Process

NAHB is encouraging EPA, when developing regulations, to make all data underlying the regulatory action publicly available and to present information on costs and benefits of the rule in a clear and consistent method for public review. 

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EPA Seeks Comments on Proposed Lead Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 22, 2018 0 Comments
EPA Seeks Comments on Proposed Lead Regulations

NAHB submitted comments to EPA last week in response to a proposed rule regarding the Review of Dust-Lead Hazard Standards and Definition of Lead-Based Paint.

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Legal Morass Muddies the Waters on the WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on August 20, 2018 1 Comment
Legal Morass Muddies the Waters on the WOTUS Rule

A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for South Carolina means that for the foreseeable future, roughly half of U.S. states will be abiding by one set of rules pertaining to waters of the United States while the rest will abide by different rules.

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Green Builders Prepare for HERS Amendment Putting Smaller Homes on Even Ground

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 16, 2018 1 Comment
Green Builders Prepare for HERS Amendment Putting Smaller Homes on Even Ground

The green building sector is getting ready for the Jan. 1, 2019 deadline for all HERS raters to use an amendment that puts smaller homes on a level playing field.

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Garbage Dump Gets a ‘Green’ Makeover in Builders’ Show Home

Garbage Dump Gets a ‘Green’ Makeover in Builders’ Show Home

The New American Remodel 2019 will feature something truly unique for the International Builders’ Show — and especially for the desert region of Las Vegas — a lush, green, backyard orchard.

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NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel today thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for beginning the process of allowing states to assume Section 404 permitting authority under the Clean Water Act.

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NAHB, USA Today Debate Merits of Updating the Endangered Species Act

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 2, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB, USA Today Debate Merits of Updating the Endangered Species Act

In a point-counterpoint published on USA Today’s opinion page on Aug. 2, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel and the USA Today editorial board debated the merits of the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act.

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BIG Award Brings a Smile and a Career Boost

Filed in Awards, Environmental by on July 26, 2018 0 Comments
BIG Award Brings a Smile and a Career Boost

The NAHB Best in Green Young Professional award, is more than an honor and a notch on the belt. It can be key in helping to advance careers. Just ask the 2015 winner.

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ESA Proposals Cut Red Tape to Concentrate on Species, Not Paperwork

ESA Proposals Cut Red Tape to Concentrate on Species, Not Paperwork

NAHB is welcoming proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act announced July 19 as a way to streamline a cumbersome and bureaucratic permitting process – and allow federal regulators to spend more time on species preservation rather than creating red tape.

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Brrrr … It’s Cold, but ‘Green’ in the Ice Box

Brrrr … It’s Cold, but ‘Green’ in the Ice Box

The #IceBoxChallengeDC, which ended Friday, tested how well ice could hold up inside two shed-sized “ice boxes.”

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