Tag: energy

DOE’s Solution Center: A Builder’s Best Friend

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on November 7, 2017 0 Comments
DOE’s Solution Center: A Builder’s Best Friend

Like adding a building scientist to your staff, the Building America Solution Center gives you easy-to-access best practices for new and existing home construction. The Solution Center is a free website tool sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Building America program that contains information on hundreds of topics ranging from air sealing and insulation to HVAC, windows, indoor air quality and much more.

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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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EPA Sets Clean Power Plan Hearings

Filed in Codes and Standards, Multifamily by on October 30, 2015 0 Comments
EPA Sets Clean Power Plan Hearings

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will convene four public hearings on the proposed Federal Plan and Model Rules for the Clean Power Plan. The final rule includes key changes championed by NAHB on behalf of our members. It has triggered a series of state actions as states develop their plans to be in compliance with EPA-established emission reduction requirements.

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Volunteer at the 2015 Solar Decathlon

Filed in Design, Education, Environment, Membership by on August 6, 2015 0 Comments
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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The Current Buzz on Electric Home Utility Rates

Filed in Business Management, Economics by on April 3, 2015 0 Comments
The Current Buzz on Electric Home Utility Rates

The average residential monthly electric bill was $110.21 in 2013, according to latest release from the U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Information Administration (EIA). Find out the average cost for your state.

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