Sustainability and Green Building

What Are Builders Doing to Increase Energy Efficiency?

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on April 17, 2020 9 Comments
What Are Builders Doing to Increase Energy Efficiency?

Home builders can learn how to achieve low Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index scores by looking closer at data points captured in energy modeling software to see what trends emerge.

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EPA Honors NAHB Members With 2020 ENERGY STAR Awards

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EPA Honors NAHB Members With 2020 ENERGY STAR Awards

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored nearly 200 ENERGY STAR partners, including several NAHB members, for their contributions to public health and the environment.

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Green Building Programs Revise Inspection Procedures for COVID-19 Precautions

Green Building Programs Revise Inspection Procedures for COVID-19 Precautions

As part of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response, organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Residential Energy Services Network and Home Innovation Research Labs are adopting emergency inspection procedures for their green building programs to protect the health and safety of rating providers while meeting the needs of clients.

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What’s New in Water Technologies for the Home

What’s New in Water Technologies for the Home

Water has been around since the beginning of time, but technology regarding water continues to evolve. Here’s a snapshot of some of the latest trends in residential water technology.

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Top Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Winners

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on March 27, 2020 0 Comments
Top Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Winners

For the first time this year, students and recent graduates interested in green building were able to receive financial assistance to attend the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) through NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship for IBS. Networking, education, and exposure to demonstrations and real building applications for efficient building practices were among the highlights for each of the recipients.

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Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes: Top Motivators and Practices in the Single-Family Market

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on March 9, 2020 3 Comments
Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes: Top Motivators and Practices in the Single-Family Market

According to the 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief, more than two-thirds of green builders choose to build green because it’s the right thing to do. See what their top practices and strategies are to improve green home performance.

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Countdown Begins for Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Finalists

Countdown Begins for Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Finalists

In six weeks, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will announce two grand winners of the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. NAHB is a proud sponsor of the design challenge and serves as a resource for student teams by connecting them with industry partners and contacts at local and state home builders associations.

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Strategy is Key to Multifamily Developer’s Success

Strategy is Key to Multifamily Developer’s Success

Multifamily developers doing business in 2011 were either surviving the recession or were quickly becoming a victim of it. Charlotte, N.C.-based Crescent Communities had advantages that helped it survive.

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3 Green Projects Showcase Key Home Building Strategies

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on February 18, 2020 0 Comments
3 Green Projects Showcase Key Home Building Strategies

One of many green offerings during the recent International Builders’ Show (IBS) was the opportunity to participate in a Green Home Tour, showcasing energy-efficient strategies, high-performance features and green construction practices being used in the desert climate of Las Vegas.

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Senior Community Meets Affordability Needs Through High-Performance Building

Filed in Awards, Multifamily, Sustainability and Green Building by on February 13, 2020 1 Comment
Senior Community Meets Affordability Needs Through High-Performance Building

HANAC Corona is the first affordable senior community in the country to meet the stringent European standards for Passive House construction. The community’s attention to energy efficiency and sustainability earned it the 2019 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Best in Green Affordable Multifamily Community Award.

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