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Students Develop Innovative Home Solutions at the 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

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Students Develop Innovative Home Solutions at the 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

The 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge emphasizes the importance of innovation in the building industry and gives college students real-world experience in designing single-family and multifamily housing, as well as other building types.

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How to Communicate the Benefits of Green Homes

How to Communicate the Benefits of Green Homes

Although Earth Day only comes once a year, home buyers think green year-round. Knowing how to frame the conversation can help ensure home buyers understand the value of investing in green building practices, as shown by a recent NAHB study.

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The Sun Has Set on the 2012 National Green Building Standard

The Sun Has Set on the 2012 National Green Building Standard

The ICC 700-2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been sunset and the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 NGBS is currently the only version of the standard for residential green building certification. Here are a few of the more significant changes from the 2012 to 2015 standard for those preparing to make the switch.

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6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

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6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

A green roof — also known as a living roof, eco-roof, vegetated roof and rooftop garden — has economic and environmental benefits that can offset its initial cost and required maintenance. This “living roof” is an extension placed above a typical roof surface. A green roof can also be at ground level over an underground built structure.

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Greening the MLS Fields to Realize the Full Value of High-Performance Homes

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Greening the MLS Fields to Realize the Full Value of High-Performance Homes

Studies nationwide show energy-efficient homes sell for more and sell faster. But if the buyers don’t know they are looking at a high-performance home, they aren’t going to pay more for it. HBA staff are encouraged to join the next HBA Sustainability Network call to learn more about how the National Association of Realtors has been working to ensure green feature information is available in MLS listings and educate professionals on how to use this information in valuing a home.

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Public Comments Reviewed for ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard

Public Comments Reviewed for ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard

The 45-member Consensus Committee for the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) met Feb. 11-13 in Washington, D.C., to review and vote upon the public comments it received to its 2020 draft standard.

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Green Wins BIG at IBS

Green Wins BIG at IBS

In its fifth year, NAHB’s Best in Green (BIG) Awards recognized the best green-certified projects in a variety of categories, including single-family homes, multifamily projects, communities and remodeling.

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Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

When buyers think of a green home, they think of features that will first save energy and second improve the quality of the air in the home, according survey results released today by NAHB at the International Builders’ Show.

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IBS 2019 Green Banter & Beer: Learn How You Can Go Your OWN Way

IBS 2019 Green Banter & Beer: Learn How You Can Go Your OWN Way

The popular Green Banter & Beer event returns to the International Builders’ Show this year. Join us at the High Performance Building Zone for “Young Professionals – You Can Go Your OWN Way,” featuring a five-person panel of young professionals who will share their experiences in forging their own paths in the construction industry.

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Brrrr … It’s Cold, but ‘Green’ in the Ice Box

Brrrr … It’s Cold, but ‘Green’ in the Ice Box

The #IceBoxChallengeDC, which ended Friday, tested how well ice could hold up inside two shed-sized “ice boxes.”

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