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Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Available for 2020 International Builders’ Show

Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Available for 2020 International Builders’ Show

Attending the International Builders’ Show (IBS) can help people make the connections needed to jumpstart a new professional trajectory. One unique opportunity to attend the 2020 IBS is through a new scholarship from NAHB’s Sustainability & Green Building initiative. The scholarship aims to provide exposure to students and recent graduates in the construction industry to the world of high-performance homes.

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Top 3 Takeaways from 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit

Filed in Councils & Committees by on October 16, 2019 0 Comments
Top 3 Takeaways from 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit

Members of the offsite construction community gathered last week in Pittsburgh for NAHB’s annual meeting of the systems-built housing industry, the Building Systems Housing Summit. Attendees took advantage of numerous networking opportunities and enjoyed presentations by thought leaders in offsite home building.

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Last Chance to Enter Global Innovation and Associate Member Awards

Filed in Awards, Global Housing, Membership by on October 14, 2019 0 Comments
Last Chance to Enter Global Innovation and Associate Member Awards

NAHB awards programs recognize the best of the best across the home-building industry, from top products to great marketing to outstanding members. Applications for two such awards programs — the Global Innovation Awards and Associate Member Awards — are due soon, so enter today.

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8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Education, Multifamily by on October 11, 2019 1 Comment
8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Universal design is often mistaken for catering to an aging demographic, in part because of its focus on accessibility. Features such as grab bars and wider doorways may be common, but the principle of universal design is applicable to buyers of any demographic.

Learn more at NAHB’s “Rethinking Universal Design” webinar on Nov. 13.

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NAHB’s Largest Award Program Closes Soon

Filed in Awards, Sales & Marketing by on October 10, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB’s Largest Award Program Closes Soon

Do you still need time to finish your application for The Nationals? It’s not too late! The deadline for The Nationals awards applications has been extended to Friday, Oct. 18.

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Award-Winning Young Professional Shares Insights on Green Building

Filed in Awards, Sustainability & Green Building by on October 10, 2019 1 Comment
Award-Winning Young Professional Shares Insights on Green Building

A pioneer of net-zero energy home development, Anthony Maschmedt, principal and founder of Dwell Development in Seattle, is constantly spreading his wealth of knowledge about green building best practices at events around the country. He was also recognized with the 2018 Best in Green “One to Watch” Young Professional of the Year Award.

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4 Ways to Stand Out as a Young Professional

Filed in Awards by on October 8, 2019 0 Comments
4 Ways to Stand Out as a Young Professional

Winners of the 2018 Young Professionals Awards are strong examples of how young professionals can make an impact in the industry at the local, state and national level. Nominate a young professional who excels in your area for the 2019 Young Professionals Awards.

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IBS Deals Available for First-Time Attendees

Filed in International Builders' Show by on October 8, 2019 0 Comments
IBS Deals Available for First-Time Attendees

If you are thinking about attending the International Builders’ Show (IBS) for the first time, IBS offers a first-time attendee discount for current NAHB members who have never previously registered for IBS, or people who have previously registered for IBS but only as a non-member. 

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HERS or HES? A Breakdown of Different Energy Rating Scales

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on October 2, 2019 1 Comment
HERS or HES? A Breakdown of Different Energy Rating Scales

The amount of money a home owner spends on utility costs to operate their house can have a significant impact on their monthly budgets and what they can comfortably afford, so it’s important to be able to speak to how energy efficient your buildings are to potential clients. With several energy rating systems out there, here’s how to decipher what each number means.

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Utah Builder Announces Second Annual Housing Affordability Competition

Filed in Affordability by on October 2, 2019 0 Comments
Utah Builder Announces Second Annual Housing Affordability Competition

The 2020 Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability, presented by Ivory Innovations, is now accepting applications. Now in its second year, the Ivory Prize awards a total of $200,000 to winners that have developed ambitious, feasible and scalable solutions to housing affordability within three focus areas: construction and design; finance; and public policy and regulatory reform.

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