NAHB Young Professionals Set the Pace for BUILD-PAC Fundraising

Filed in Councils & Committees by on July 15, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Young Professionals Set the Pace for BUILD-PAC Fundraising

NAHB’s Young Professionals Committee held its most successful BUILD-PAC fundraiser during the Spring Leadership Meeting in Washington last month.

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New National Associate Chairman Position Available in 2020

Filed in Leadership by on July 15, 2019 1 Comment
New National Associate Chairman Position Available in 2020

The National Associate Chairman is part of the National Area Chairmen (NACs). The NACs are elected by the Board of Directors to represent the interests and concerns of members from their area and the interests of Associate members.

Beginning in 2020, NAHB will create a second Associate NAC position. Each Associate NAC will have a two-year term, and each chair will be elected in opposite years. Learn more about the process and how to apply.

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No Alterations to Lead-Based Paint Rule with Final EPA Dust-Lead Standards

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on July 12, 2019 0 Comments
No Alterations to Lead-Based Paint Rule with Final EPA Dust-Lead Standards

On July 9, EPA issued a final rule to revise the current dust-lead hazard standards for floors and window sills. This revision does not make any changes to the EPA lead-based paint renovation, repair and painting (RRP) rule. The dust-lead hazard standards are used when lead-based paint risk assessments or abatement are performed.

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2020 Remodeled Show Home Aims to Amaze

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2020 Remodeled Show Home Aims to Amaze

Element Building Company is taking an outdated 1977-built home and transforming it into a showcase of modern designs and energy efficiency.

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Fed Chair: Home Builders Feel Like They’ve Been Hit by a ‘Perfect Storm’

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Fed Chair: Home Builders Feel Like They’ve Been Hit by a ‘Perfect Storm’

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome M. Powell told the Senate Banking Committee today that the nation’s home builders are facing several supply-side challenges that are hindering housing affordability and “feel almost like they have been hit with a perfect storm here.”

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How to Get Great Zero-Energy Home Designs and Develop a Future Workforce

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How to Get Great Zero-Energy Home Designs and Develop a Future Workforce

The Solar Decathlon Design Partners Pilot provides student teams the opportunity to work with experienced designers and builders, who will receive a zero-energy design product for their portfolio in return.

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Louisiana Landowners Score Property Rights Win in Dusky Gopher Frog Case

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Louisiana Landowners Score Property Rights Win in Dusky Gopher Frog Case

In a victory for property rights, a Louisiana family earlier this month reached a settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in which the federal government agreed to drop its efforts to designate a critical habitat designation for the dusky gopher frog on their land.

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Pro Tips on Becoming an All-Star Member Recruiter

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Pro Tips on Becoming an All-Star Member Recruiter

Member-to-member recruitment and retention efforts are the largest source of growth for NAHB. Recruiting new members to local associations is recognized and rewarded through the Spike Club. Learn top tips from an established Spike Club leader and how you can share your best practices at an upcoming Third Tuesday Townhall.

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NAHB Webinar Explores Economic Conditions for Multifamily Sector

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NAHB Webinar Explores Economic Conditions for Multifamily Sector

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz will present the latest economic and housing data affecting the multifamily home building sector during the Multifamily Housing Economic Outlook Webinar scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2-3 p.m. ET.

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Using Drones to Drive Up Home Sales

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Using Drones to Drive Up Home Sales

A virtual parade of homes using drones helped an HBA increase interest in new homes locally.

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