Tag: sustainability

British Columbia Program Helps Builders Get Zero-Energy Ready

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Global Housing by on February 12, 2018 2 Comments
British Columbia Program Helps Builders Get Zero-Energy Ready

Buildings in British Columbia will be required to be built as zero-energy ready by 2032. So the Canadian province established the BC Energy Step Code (or stretch code) to help builders and communities make the transition. This is part of B.C.’s larger plan to reduce carbon dioxide, and similar initiatives are being launched in the United States.

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Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on January 19, 2018 0 Comments
Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

The Environmental Protection Agency has named Home Innovation Research Labs as the first Multifamily Review Organization for high-rise, non-commercial projects seeking Energy Star certification, providing one-stop shopping for developers looking to build greener.

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Zero-Energy Homes Add Up

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on December 6, 2017 0 Comments
Zero-Energy Homes Add Up

There’s a goose egg in their name, but don’t be fooled: studies show that net-zero homes are growing in number and popularity.

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NAHB Student Chapter Places Third in Solar Decathlon

Filed in Design, Student Chapters, Technology by on October 23, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Student Chapter Places Third in Solar Decathlon

The chapter partnered with University of California, Berkeley for the competition, which challenges college teams to build energy-efficient, solar-powered houses.

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Study: Green Home Building on the Rise

Filed in Environmental, Home Building, Multifamily by on September 27, 2017 0 Comments
Study: Green Home Building on the Rise

Green construction is rapidly gaining traction among both single-family and multifamily home builders, according to new research published in the Green Multifamily and Single Family Homes 2017 SmartMarket Brief.

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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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NAHB Members Dominate Energy Awards

NAHB Members Dominate Energy Awards

The Department of Energy selected its Housing Innovation Award winners during a late-September celebration in Frisco, Texas — and 27 of the 39 winners are NAHB members.

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Global Housing Event Echoes NAHB’s Housing Agenda

Filed in Global Housing, Housing Trends by on October 25, 2016 2 Comments
Global Housing Event Echoes NAHB’s Housing Agenda

NAHB representatives have just returned from Ecuador, where they share the association’s housing agenda and learned more about housing issues around the globe at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. The meeting, which drew thousands of people from around the world, took place Oct. 17-20 in Quito. Held every […]

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Solar Power Prices Continue Descent

Solar Power Prices Continue Descent

Two new “state of the market” reports released Wednesday by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found that solar energy system pricing, such as solar photovoltaic (PV), is at an all-time low.

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Solar Power Just Gets Bigger

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on September 17, 2015 1 Comment
Solar Power Just Gets Bigger

Solar is so hot right now. The recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report breaks it down for you.

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