Tag: Department of Energy

NAHB Green Builders Recognized in National Awards Program

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 15, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Green Builders Recognized in National Awards Program

Many NAHB members have been selected as finalists in the Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced at EEBA’s High Performance Home Summit, which will start Sept. 29.

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DOE Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes for Showerheads

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 24, 2020 3 Comments
DOE Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes for Showerheads

The Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice in the Federal Register on Aug. 13 announcing a proposed rulemaking to change the definition of showerheads and the test procedure for multi-nozzle fixtures. These changes could result in increased water usage across the country.

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EPA Honors NAHB Members With 2020 ENERGY STAR Awards

Filed in Awards, Sustainability and Green Building by on April 14, 2020 0 Comments
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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Bipartisan House Bill Promotes Cost-Effective Energy Savings

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards by on May 5, 2017 2 Comments
Bipartisan House Bill Promotes Cost-Effective Energy Savings

Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) on May 4 introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage energy efficiency in buildings while ensuring that home builders and home owners are not burdened by unreasonable regulations. H.R. 2361 is similar to legislation the lawmakers introduced in the 113th and 114th Congress to promote more transparency and encourage […]

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Solar, Wind Power Installation Accelerates

Filed in Environment by on September 30, 2016 1 Comment

Wind power and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels accounted for more than two-thirds of the new electricity generating capacity installed in the U.S. last year. Cost is a big factor: the average residential PV installation costs have dropped 54% since 2008, while wind power costs have dropped 41%.

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Energy Bill Heads to Finish Line

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Environment by on August 26, 2016 2 Comments
Energy Bill Heads to Finish Line

The House of Representatives has passed a bill that gives the Department of Energy a more common-sense and home buyer-friendly role in the building code process. The Senate passed a version of the energy bill that doesn’t include those key reforms. NAHB needs the help of all members of the Federation to fix that.

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House Approves Energy Bill that Would Boost Housing Affordability

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards by on December 3, 2015 4 Comments
House Approves Energy Bill that Would Boost Housing Affordability

The House today approved NAHB-supported energy legislation that would reform the role of the Department of Energy (DOE) in the development of energy codes and encourage meaningful savings for residential construction that are achievable and cost-effective.

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Stevens Institute of Technology Takes Top Honors at Solar Decathlon

Filed in Design, Environment, Technology by on October 27, 2015 0 Comments
Stevens Institute of Technology Takes Top Honors at Solar Decathlon

The 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon came to a close last week in Irvine, Calif., with the Stevens Institute of Technology of Hoboken, N. J.. showing up the competition and winning first place. The DOE Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, finance, build and operate fully functional solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient […]

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House Panel Approves NAHB-Supported Energy Bill

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House Panel Approves NAHB-Supported Energy Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved NAHB-supported energy legislation that will reform the role of the Department of Energy (DOE) in the development of energy codes and encourage meaningful savings for residential construction that are achievable and cost-effective.

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Volunteer at the 2015 Solar Decathlon

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Volunteer at the 2015 Solar Decathlon

Curious about the next big thing when it comes to solar energy? Well, your chance to be in the know is coming up soon.

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