Tag: sustainability

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

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 16, 2018 1 Comment
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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Early Birds: Save BIG on Best in Green Award Applications

Filed in Awards, Councils & Committees, Environmental by on June 12, 2018 1 Comment
Early Birds: Save BIG on Best in Green Award Applications

NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building Subcommittee has opened the application and nomination process for the 2018 NAHB Best in Green (BIG) Awards and is offering great savings for early applicants.

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Century-Old Building Sparks New Development

Filed in Awards, Design, Multifamily by on April 11, 2018 0 Comments
Century-Old Building Sparks New Development

The warehouse building that became Boury Lofts in Wheeling, W. Va. was a mystery. Over the years, it was home to a biscuit factory, a coffee roaster, a wool and ginseng exporter, a cold-storage facility and many other businesses. The building had been abandoned for decades, but a collaborative effort from area developers and designers brought it back to life and turned it into a chic, 72-unit multifamily structure.

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Prevent ‘Greenwashing’ with These Tools

Filed in Environmental, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 9, 2018 3 Comments
Prevent ‘Greenwashing’ with These Tools

The high-performance building industry continues to gain traction, which is good news for builders and consumers alike. But with this growth comes an emerging problem of sellers presenting a product as more environmentally friendly than is the case.

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HERS Amendment Puts Smaller Homes on Level Playing Field

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments
HERS Amendment Puts Smaller Homes on Level Playing Field

The RESNET Standards Development Committee has approved an amendment that puts smaller homes on equal ground in terms of achieving a lower — or better — Home Energy Rating System score.

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Progress Continues on RESNET Water Rating Index

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 21, 2018 0 Comments
Progress Continues on RESNET Water Rating Index

The Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, is moving forward with development of a national consensus standard for its water efficiency rating index and is seeking volunteers to try it out.

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Help Your High-Performance Home Appraise as it Should

Filed in Environmental, Housing Finance by on March 12, 2018 0 Comments
Help Your High-Performance Home Appraise as it Should

As any green home builder can attest, getting accurate valuations on high-performance homes is no easy feat. The sustainability and efficiency aspects built into the building envelope are not often visible to the untrained eye. Luckily, builders can protect their investment and realize the full market potential of their home.

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