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What You Say Matters — Selling High Performance to Your Customers

What You Say Matters — Selling High Performance to Your Customers

Living harder in their homes has people considering what they really want in their next house. Efficient, comfortable and healthy homes are likely to be high on the list of “must-haves” for those looking to buy or to remodel. When talking to potential home buyers, consider highlighting features that meet some of these new ”must-haves.”

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EPA Wants to Know What Customers Think About WaterSense-Labeled Products

EPA Wants to Know What Customers Think About WaterSense-Labeled Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its decision via a Federal Register notice to maintain the current specifications for several WaterSense-labeled products. In addition to announcing the completion of the product review, the notice also contained requests for input and information related to consumer satisfaction.

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2020 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Highlights Pioneering Housing Solutions

2020 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Highlights Pioneering Housing Solutions

Forty-five teams representing 31 colleges competed for the grand prize, and for the first time, there were two winners: one for residential and one for commercial. Miami University (Ohio) was the residential grand winner for a community in Cincinnati called Peace Village, and NAHB student chapter member Pennsylvania State University won an honorable mention in the suburban single-family division.

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EPA Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards Spotlight NAHB Members, Importance of Indoor Air Quality

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EPA Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards Spotlight NAHB Members, Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Applications are open now for the 2020 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards. Learn more about last year’s winners and the importance of indoor air quality.

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Why Building Green Is Worth the Investment

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on April 29, 2020 4 Comments
Why Building Green Is Worth the Investment

Although some green homes may come with a cost premium, single-family builders and remodelers both perceive that owners of green homes experience value from their homes that typically outweighs any additional original cost, according to the latest data from the 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief.

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2020 National Green Building Standard Now Available

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2020 National Green Building Standard Now Available

The 2020 edition of the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is available for public use. The NGBS provides the roadmap for residential professionals to integrate green features appropriate for their businesses and housing markets.

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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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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

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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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