Home Building

Green Standard’s Scope Expands, New Committee Members Wanted

Green Standard’s Scope Expands, New Committee Members Wanted

Home Innovation Research Labs has expanded the scope of the next edition of the National Green Building Standard to include commercial portions of primarily residential buildings and assisted living facilities.

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Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

A seasoned safety compliance expert explains what home builders need to know regarding the new silica rule and how to avoid fines.

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Treasury to Withdraw Two Regs that Would Hinder Home Building

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Treasury to Withdraw Two Regs that Would Hinder Home Building

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced plans to withdraw two key proposed regulations that NAHB has said would be costly and burdensome.

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Study: Green Home Building on the Rise

Filed in Environmental, Home Building, Multifamily by on September 27, 2017 0 Comments
Study: Green Home Building on the Rise

Green construction is rapidly gaining traction among both single-family and multifamily home builders, according to new research published in the Green Multifamily and Single Family Homes 2017 SmartMarket Brief.

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Using Modular to Help Rebuild After a Disaster

Using Modular to Help Rebuild After a Disaster

Modular homes can play a valuable role in the recovery following severe weather such as a hurricane, because they can be built quickly and offsite in a controlled environment, among other benefits to builders.

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Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on September 11, 2017 2 Comments
Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

The Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are seeking feedback on Builder Science Advisor, an online tool they are developing to help building designers manage moisture risk.

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‘Connected’ Homes: Trends and Key Legal Issues

Filed in Home Building, Legal, Technology by on September 6, 2017 0 Comments
‘Connected’ Homes: Trends and Key Legal Issues

A look at the emerging trends in connected-home technology and potential liability concerns and ways to make sure you are properly conveying to customers any risks associated with this new and expanding market.

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Say Thank You to Your Associate Colleagues

Filed in Councils & Committees, Home Building, Leadership by on September 1, 2017 0 Comments
Say Thank You to Your Associate Colleagues

For Associate Member Appreciation Month, please take time to pay tribute to the hard working Associate members who support our businesses and help our federation thrive.

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In Wake of Harvey, NAHB Urges Action on Lumber Supply

Filed in Disaster Response, Home Building, Leadership by on August 30, 2017 1 Comment
In Wake of Harvey, NAHB Urges Action on Lumber Supply

“In the aftermath of the devastating storm, demand for softwood lumber is expected to increase dramatically as home builders and remodelers repair and replace housing in Houston and across Texas. This crisis makes it more important than ever that the United States quickly achieve a lasting trade agreement regarding U.S. imports of Canadian softwood lumber,” said NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald today.

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Redfin Ranks Top 10 Green Neighborhoods

Filed in Environmental, Home Building, Remodelers by on August 29, 2017 0 Comments
Redfin Ranks Top 10 Green Neighborhoods

Real estate brokerage Redfin has published a report of the top 10 green neighborhoods nationwide. Leading the list is Villanova, Pa., near Philadelphia, followed by Villages of Irvine, Calif., and downtown Santa Monica, Calif. Five of the 10 most sustainable neighborhoods are in California.

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