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See High-Performance Techniques In Action at 2018 Builders’ Show

Filed in International Builders' Show by on August 7, 2017 0 Comments
See High-Performance Techniques In Action at 2018 Builders’ Show

Sustainable building has never been more popular, and the 2018 IBS has many great activities to learn more about this in-demand type of home construction.

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Updated Tool Can Mean More Accurate Appraisals on Green Homes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Environmental by on July 20, 2017 1 Comment
Updated Tool Can Mean More Accurate Appraisals on Green Homes

Green builders continue to struggle getting their homes appraised at a high enough value, but an updated tool offers some reprieve. The Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficiency Addendum lets builders easily note the green features included in their homes, including certifications such as the National Green Building Standard

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Feds Award New Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on July 17, 2017 0 Comments
Feds Award New Residential Energy Efficiency Projects

With the goal of reducing energy use in both new and existing homes, the Department of Energy is awarding more than $3 million in grants through its Building America program partners, including the Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB’s research arm.

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100,000th Home Certified to National Green Building Standard

100,000th Home Certified to National Green Building Standard

The National Green Building Standard Green Certification Program has reached a major milestone with certification of the 100,000th home to meet its requirements.

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Improved Comfort and Health Drive More Consumers to Green

Improved Comfort and Health Drive More Consumers to Green

As part of High Performance Building Week, experts from across the building industry are meeting with congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. and presenting the latest research and insights on efficient commercial and residential construction.

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10 Innovations in Green Building Technology

10 Innovations in Green Building Technology

Build green or have an interest in building green? If so, take a look at 10 of the most innovative products—all nominees of the Best in IBS Awards—in green building technology today.

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Say Hello to NGBS.com

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Trends by on January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Say Hello to NGBS.com

Home Innovation Research Labs has launched NGBS.com, allowing consumers to connect directly with home builders, developers and remodelers who certify their projects to the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard.

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Stevens Institute of Technology Takes Top Honors at Solar Decathlon

Filed in Design, Environmental, Technology by on October 27, 2015 0 Comments
Stevens Institute of Technology Takes Top Honors at Solar Decathlon

The 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon came to a close last week in Irvine, Calif., with the Stevens Institute of Technology of Hoboken, N. J.. showing up the competition and winning first place. The DOE Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, finance, build and operate fully functional solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient […]

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Water Efficiency Rating Systems: Headed Your Way?

Filed in Environmental, Housing Trends by on June 25, 2015 0 Comments
Water Efficiency Rating Systems: Headed Your Way?

If green is the new black, then water efficiency is the new green. As drought continues to plague areas of the country, water prices are trending upward and municipalities clamp down on usage, the residential construction industry is finding ways to conserve this precious resource.

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Coming Soon: A Storage Solution for Solar Power

Filed in Design, Home Building by on May 7, 2015 3 Comments
Coming Soon: A Storage Solution for Solar Power

Solar power can help your clients save on their electric bills and protect the environment, but what do you do after the sun sets or when the conditions are cloudy?

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