Sustainability & Green Building

Study: Builders Increasingly Focusing on High-Performance Building Practices

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on January 21, 2020 0 Comments
Study: Builders Increasingly Focusing on High-Performance Building Practices

Home builders across the country are prioritizing high-performance building practices in their projects, regardless of whether they consider the home they are building to be “green,” according to new research published in the 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief.

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What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live

What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live

Most areas of the country tend to be at higher risk for one or two hazards. Practices can be incorporated into new and existing homes to help increase the chance they will “weather the storm” by making them more resilient and enabling home owners to repair and remain in those homes.

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See 3 Ways Builders Incorporate High Performance into Homes

See 3 Ways Builders Incorporate High Performance into Homes

Join other 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) attendees on the Green Home Tour the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 22, to see a wide range of the latest in efficient, comfortable, intelligent home technology.

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How “Business-as-Usual” Products Can Present Green Building Opportunities

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on December 27, 2019 2 Comments
How “Business-as-Usual” Products Can Present Green Building Opportunities

At a recent green building conference, one education session of interest highlighted top green building products for a changing climate. The session presented business-as-usual scenarios of products that tend to be inefficient or have issues, and then building and materials science experts featured products and applications for more efficient opportunities. Here are some great examples.

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Congress Revives Expired Tax Extenders, Makes Other Key Tax Changes

Filed in Capitol Hill, Sustainability & Green Building by on December 17, 2019 2 Comments
Congress Revives Expired Tax Extenders, Makes Other Key Tax Changes

Congress approves a package of tax changes that include a number of provisions sought by NAHB, including a series of temporary tax provisions known as “tax extenders.”

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200,000 NGBS-Certified Homes: The Value of Green Certification

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on December 16, 2019 1 Comment
200,000 NGBS-Certified Homes: The Value of Green Certification

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification Program hit a major milestone last week in certifying its 200,000th home.

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How to Maximize Your Relationships to Optimize High-Performance Projects

Filed in Multifamily, Sustainability & Green Building by on December 10, 2019 0 Comments
How to Maximize Your Relationships to Optimize High-Performance Projects

Partnering with an NGBS verifier from the start can optimize your next high-performance project — single or multifamily — while also increasing cost effectiveness. Two builder/verifier teams will discuss how they leverage their relationship to build better performing homes at IBS’ High Performance Building Zone at a Green Beer and Banter session on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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ENERGY STAR Publishes Revision 10 of National Program Requirements

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on December 6, 2019 0 Comments
ENERGY STAR Publishes Revision 10 of National Program Requirements

The ENERGY STAR program released Revision 10 of its National Program Requirements last month, which is available for use now and will be required for ENERGY STAR Certified Homes permitted on or after Oct. 1, 2020. The recent publication was not a new version of the program, but a revision release, meaning mostly minor changes and clarifications.

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5 Must-See Green Opportunities at the 2020 International Builders’ Show

5 Must-See Green Opportunities at the 2020 International Builders’ Show

Looking to learn about the latest in sustainable residential construction products, practices and certification options? Check out the highlights among the green building offerings at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) Jan. 21-23, 2020.

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NAHB Members Win Numerous DOE Housing Innovation Awards

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on November 20, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Members Win Numerous DOE Housing Innovation Awards

More than a dozen NAHB members were recently recognized by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Housing Innovation Awards at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit in October. Each year, the DOE recognizes builders in various categories for leading the industry in building zero energy ready homes, or homes that are verified to meet federal standards on energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and durability.

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