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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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NAHB Chairman Sees Green Across the Pond

Filed in Education, Environmental, Global Housing, Leadership by on April 27, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Chairman Sees Green Across the Pond

A trip to see the sustainable community of Poundbury in Great Britain can help open the eyes of builders, community leaders and product manufacturers to the benefits of modern urban planning. And when NAHB Chairman Randy Noel led a delegation of NAHB representatives to the community, a project that the Prince’s Foundation began 20 years ago, it also served to open the eyes of foundation leaders to the benefits of the National Green Building Standard and HBI educational programs.

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NAHB to Host International Housing Association Meeting

Filed in Global Housing, Home Building by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB to Host International Housing Association Meeting

The annual meeting of the International Housing Association takes place April 11-13 in downtown Washington, D.C.

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British Columbia Program Helps Builders Get Zero-Energy Ready

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Global Housing by on February 12, 2018 2 Comments
British Columbia Program Helps Builders Get Zero-Energy Ready

Buildings in British Columbia will be required to be built as zero-energy ready by 2032. So the Canadian province established the BC Energy Step Code (or stretch code) to help builders and communities make the transition. This is part of B.C.’s larger plan to reduce carbon dioxide, and similar initiatives are being launched in the United States.

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IBS International Central: 3 Busy Days Boost Global Members’ Business

IBS International Central: 3 Busy Days Boost Global Members’ Business

NAHB Global Members from 23 countries visited International Central at the International Builders’ Show this month, learning about design trends, technology, building systems and doing business in a variety of countries.

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3 Pioneering Products to Watch

Filed in Awards, Global Housing, International Builders' Show by on January 23, 2018 0 Comments
3 Pioneering Products to Watch

The Ecobee4 smart thermostat, Loxone smart home system and the QUADZilla door roller were honored during the NAHB International Builders Show in Orlando.

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NAHB Leaders Tour Puerto Rico Rebuilding Efforts

Filed in Disaster Response, Global Housing, Leadership by on January 5, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Leaders Tour Puerto Rico Rebuilding Efforts

NAHB Senior Officers Randy Noel and Dean Mon flew to Puerto Rico in late December to get a first-hand look at the devastation wrought by last fall’s hurricanes — and to see how the Federation can help Puerto Rican home builders get back to business faster.

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IHA Meeting Focuses on Housing Affordability

Filed in Construction Industry, Global Housing by on December 15, 2017 0 Comments
IHA Meeting Focuses on Housing Affordability

Housing affordability continues to be a priority for housing experts not just in the United States, but worldwide, said participants at the 2017 Interim Meeting of the International Housing Association held in Tokyo last month.

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Do Business Globally: Learn More at the IBS International Central

Do Business Globally: Learn More at the IBS International Central

Companies that conduct business internationally — or are considering it — will have the opportunity to speak with seasoned professionals who can offer valuable advice during the NAHB International Builders’ Show this January.

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2017 Global Innovation Award Finalists Named

2017 Global Innovation Award Finalists Named

NAHB will announce the winner(s) during the NAHB International Builders’ Show on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

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