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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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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

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

Filed in Awards, Multifamily, Sustainability and Green Building by on February 13, 2020 1 Comment
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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