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How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

Housing affordability has long been at the forefront of housing policy and attention. Recent land use trends provide additional development methods to make the residential development and regulation process more efficient, but some localities are moving in the opposite direction by enacting burdensome residential design standards that go well past good design principles. NAHB’s Residential Design Standards: How Stringent Regulations Restrict Affordability and Choice report addresses this issue and explores other alternatives.

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NAHB Young Professionals Awards Spotlight Best Across the Industry

Filed in Awards, Committees and Councils, Membership by on July 10, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Young Professionals Awards Spotlight Best Across the Industry

The NAHB Young Professional (YP) Awards annually recognize young building industry professionals under the age of 45. Learn more about the awards process and how you can apply or nominate a rising star in your network.

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How to Strengthen Homes Against High Winds

How to Strengthen Homes Against High Winds

Homes built to the International Residential Code® (IRC®) perform well in high-wind events. However, by focusing on additional strategies to strengthen the roof and provide a continuous load path through the structure to the foundation, builders can provide consumers in areas at high risk of tornadoes and intense hurricanes with homes that will perform even better than a code-compliant home, potentially allowing consumers to remain in their home after a severe storm event and reducing repair costs.

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Associates Are Key to Tennessee Builder’s Success

Filed in Awards, Membership by on July 6, 2020 0 Comments
Associates Are Key to Tennessee Builder’s Success

Alan VanWhy, president of the HBA of Greater Knoxville and winner of the 2020 Builders Engaging Associate Members (BEAM) Award, credits Associate partnerships for his success.

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Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Built Environment

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 2, 2020 5 Comments
Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Built Environment

As municipalities and states start enacting climate goals, builders and remodelers will need to think about what strategies work best for them to achieve set targets.

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NAHB Awards Programs Now Open

NAHB Awards Programs Now Open

Applications are now open for numerous awards that recognize the innovation and dedication of professionals throughout the home building industry.

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How This Award-Winning Multifamily Builder Cultivates a Culture of Success

Filed in Awards, Multifamily by on June 30, 2020 0 Comments
How This Award-Winning Multifamily Builder Cultivates a Culture of Success

The McShane Construction Company credits its success to adhering to the values that have guided it since its founding: honesty, integrity and partnership. It’s helped make the company a winner — specifically the 2019 Builder of the Year for the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards.

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How Log Home Companies are Expanding Their Reach Virtually

Filed in Committees and Councils, Technology by on June 29, 2020 0 Comments
How Log Home Companies are Expanding Their Reach Virtually

This July, National Log Homes Open House month might look a little different. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, log-home companies have had to re-approach their open house process with new health and safety protocols in mind, and broaden their education and outreach through online tours, social media seminars and more.

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3 New Opportunities for Multifamily Developers to Use the 2020 NGBS

3 New Opportunities for Multifamily Developers to Use the 2020 NGBS

Using green, high-performance practices can position multifamily developers and builders to meet growing consumer demand. Seeing green is 20/20, and the new ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) provides a flexible roadmap to guide the design and construction of your next high-performance project, while the certification process provides the third-party verification to validate your work.

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Top 5 Green Products and Systems Customers Are Asking About

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on June 16, 2020 2 Comments
Top 5 Green Products and Systems Customers Are Asking About

According to the 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief, consumers are most interested in products and systems that directly impact utility bills and indoor environmental quality. NAHB anticipates that customers, who have spent months in their homes, have developed a heightened awareness of what efficient, comfortable and healthy means to them, and builders and remodelers need to be ready to meet these needs.

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