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Wanted: Your Building Challenges

The Home Innovation Research Labs and the Forest Products Laboratory invite home builders and remodelers to discuss the challenges you’re facing today in your pursuit of building better homes — and any ideas you have to solve them.

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50,000 Homes Certified to National Green Building Standard

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on May 5, 2015 2 Comments
50,000 Homes Certified to National Green Building Standard

The National Green Building Standard Green Certification Program has reached a major milestone with certification of the 50,000th home to meet its requirements. Located in the Briar Chapel community in Chapel Hill, N.C., the home was constructed by the Saussy Burbank company and verified by Matt Dovenbarger of Southern Energy Management.

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National Green Building Standard Open for Comments

National Green Building Standard Open for Comments

After months of extensive discussion and review of hundreds of proposals, the Home Innovation Research Labs has released draft version of the 2015 Update of the ICC-ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. There are a number of interesting changes to see.

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Green Appraisal Addendum Gets New Boost

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on December 19, 2014 3 Comments
Green Appraisal Addendum Gets New Boost

The Home Innovation Research Labs, which certifies homes and developments to the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, has completed an agreement with the Appraisal Institute to license the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Appraisal Addendum. The institute developed the addendum to help ensure that home appraisals reflect home performance – a practice that NAHB has long advocated for.

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Wanted: Plumbing Standard Committee Members

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Construction Industry by on August 8, 2014 0 Comments
Wanted: Plumbing Standard Committee Members

Home Innovation Research Labs is looking for building owners, contractors, product manufacturers and others interested in the subject of plumbing fixtures to help develop a new professional qualifications standard for plumbing fixture replacement technicians. Once completed, the standard will be submitted to the American National Standards Institute for approval.

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NGBS: Not Just for Homes Anymore

Filed in Design by on August 7, 2014 0 Comments
NGBS: Not Just for Homes Anymore

When is a new green home not exactly a home? When it’s a Maryland rescue squad building in the process of being certified to the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard – and in that case, it’s treated as a house “with an exceptionally large garage,” according to the Home Innovation Research Labs.

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NAHB Remodelers Hit BUILD-PAC Target

Filed in Capitol Hill, Remodelers by on June 23, 2014 0 Comments
NAHB Remodelers Hit BUILD-PAC Target

NAHB Remodelers raised more than $10,000 in contributions for BUILD-PAC during their first fundraising event on June 3 in conjunction with NAHB’s Spring Board meeting. But it was also all about the air cannon.

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Meetings Begin Today for NGBS Update

Meetings Begin Today for NGBS Update

Work on the 2015 edition of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now officially under way as members of the NGBS consensus committee prepare for their first meeting, which takes place at the National Housing Center — NAHB’s headquarters — June 9-10.

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