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What’s New in Water Technologies for the Home

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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

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

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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

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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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Senior Community Meets Affordability Needs Through High-Performance Building

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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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How to Reduce Costs and Improve Construction Quality

How to Reduce Costs and Improve Construction Quality

The “Reducing Cost + Improving Construction Quality: Can You Have It Both Ways?” interactive learning experience — one of the pre-show master workshops at IBS — encouraged the audience to think critically about building science issues and how to use low-cost techniques to improve construction quality.

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Experts Reflect on Top Green Products at IBS

Experts Reflect on Top Green Products at IBS

The International Builders’ Show (IBS) is a great place to learn from leading professionals in the construction industry. The High Performance Building Zone utilized its happy hour sessions for experts to share their insights on high-performance building practices, trends and hot products with IBS attendees.

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Study: Builders Increasingly Focusing on High-Performance Building Practices

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on January 21, 2020 1 Comment
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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