Tag: sustainability

6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

Filed in Design, Sustainability & Green Building by on March 15, 2019 0 Comments
6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

A green roof — also known as a living roof, eco-roof, vegetated roof and rooftop garden — has economic and environmental benefits that can offset its initial cost and required maintenance. This “living roof” is an extension placed above a typical roof surface. A green roof can also be at ground level over an underground built structure.

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Greening the MLS Fields to Realize the Full Value of High-Performance Homes

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on March 12, 2019 0 Comments
Greening the MLS Fields to Realize the Full Value of High-Performance Homes

Studies nationwide show energy-efficient homes sell for more and sell faster. But if the buyers don’t know they are looking at a high-performance home, they aren’t going to pay more for it. HBA staff are encouraged to join the next HBA Sustainability Network call to learn more about how the National Association of Realtors has been working to ensure green feature information is available in MLS listings and educate professionals on how to use this information in valuing a home.

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Public Comments Reviewed for ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard

Public Comments Reviewed for ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard

The 45-member Consensus Committee for the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) met Feb. 11-13 in Washington, D.C., to review and vote upon the public comments it received to its 2020 draft standard.

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Green Wins BIG at IBS

Green Wins BIG at IBS

In its fifth year, NAHB’s Best in Green (BIG) Awards recognized the best green-certified projects in a variety of categories, including single-family homes, multifamily projects, communities and remodeling.

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Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

When buyers think of a green home, they think of features that will first save energy and second improve the quality of the air in the home, according survey results released today by NAHB at the International Builders’ Show.

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NGBS Certification Vaults Past 150,000-Home Mark

NGBS Certification Vaults Past 150,000-Home Mark

The National Green Building Standard Certification Program has reached an important milestone with the certification of the 150,000th home to meet its requirements – and there are an additional 120,000 projects in the pipeline.

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Green Builders Prepare for HERS Amendment Putting Smaller Homes on Even Ground

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 16, 2018 2 Comments
Green Builders Prepare for HERS Amendment Putting Smaller Homes on Even Ground

The green building sector is getting ready for the Jan. 1, 2019 deadline for all HERS raters to use an amendment that puts smaller homes on a level playing field.

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BIG Award Brings a Smile and a Career Boost

Filed in Awards, Environmental by on July 26, 2018 0 Comments
BIG Award Brings a Smile and a Career Boost

The NAHB Best in Green Young Professional award, is more than an honor and a notch on the belt. It can be key in helping to advance careers. Just ask the 2015 winner.

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Brrrr … It’s Cold, but ‘Green’ in the Ice Box

Brrrr … It’s Cold, but ‘Green’ in the Ice Box

The #IceBoxChallengeDC, which ended Friday, tested how well ice could hold up inside two shed-sized “ice boxes.”

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Builders Respond to Growing Interest in Green Homes

Builders Respond to Growing Interest in Green Homes

During National Homeownership Month in June, we’re focusing on the critical role that the home plays in our lives and how NAHB members are finding innovative ways to build the American Dream.

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