Tag: high-performance building

Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on September 11, 2017 2 Comments
Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

The Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are seeking feedback on Builder Science Advisor, an online tool they are developing to help building designers manage moisture risk.

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NAHB Member Homes Win DOE Housing Award

Filed in Councils & Committees, Environmental by on August 21, 2017 1 Comment
NAHB Member Homes Win DOE Housing Award

Twenty-six homes from 24 builders, many of them NAHB members, have been awarded for meeting the rigorous techmical requirements of the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.

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Solar Mandate in South Miami Raises Concerns

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on July 25, 2017 5 Comments
Solar Mandate in South Miami Raises Concerns

South Miami’s mandate for new homes and major home renovations to include solar panels is casting a long shadow for builders in the Sunshine State. “We definitely value renewable energy, but we want these measures to be voluntary,” said Truly Burton, executive vice president of the Builders Association of South Florida.

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Solar: Not for Everyone

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Environmental by on March 23, 2017 1 Comment
Solar: Not for Everyone

The solar panel industry and efficiency advocates have not backed off their efforts to require all new homes to be “solar-ready.” NAHB supports solar, but no mandates that give buyers no say in the matter even when solar doesn’t work for them.

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Salmon Creek: The Value of a Net Zero Home

Filed in Environmental, Home Building by on February 27, 2017 0 Comments
Salmon Creek: The Value of a Net Zero Home

Troy Johns, now president of Urban NW Homes, started building green when he saw how it improved his wife’s health. Now, he’s going net zero.

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Wanted: 2018 NGBS Consensus Committee Members

Green home builders, remodelers and designers and others sustainability enthusiasts are encouraged to apply to the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard .

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Help Create the 2018 NGBS

Nominations are now being accepted for the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard.

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Building an Eco-Friendly, Long-Lasting Home

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design by on August 16, 2016 0 Comments
Building an Eco-Friendly, Long-Lasting Home

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) was released in March. This post is the second in a series of eight that will examine what’s different in this new edition – and what’s changed in the world of sustainable construction since the 2012 NGBS. This week: Updates to Resource Efficiency.

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Pushing for a Greener Habitat Outside the House

Pushing for a Greener Habitat Outside the House

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) was released in March. This post is the third in a series of eight that will examine what’s different in this new edition – and what’s changed in the world of sustainable construction since the 2012 NGBS. This week: Updates to Lot Design, Preparation, and Development.

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A New Generation of Greener Homes

Filed in Environmental, Home Building by on July 26, 2016 1 Comment
A New Generation of Greener Homes

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) was released in March. This post is the first in a series of eight that will examine what’s different in this new edition – and what’s changed in the world of sustainable construction since the 2012 NGBS.

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