Environment

Court Ruling Means Navigable Waters Protection Rule Now in Effect in Colorado

Filed in Environment, Legal by on March 4, 2021 0 Comments
Court Ruling Means Navigable Waters Protection Rule Now in Effect in Colorado

On March 2, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a preliminary injunction on the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) issued by the Colorado District Court. The ruling means that all states are now regulated by the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) — at least until the Biden administration develops a new rule or an amendment.

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Biden Issues Two Executive Orders to Rescind Trump-Era Environmental Regulations

Filed in Environment by on January 26, 2021 0 Comments
Biden Issues Two Executive Orders to Rescind Trump-Era Environmental Regulations

Immediately after taking office, President Biden signed two executive orders that signaled his intention to take a comprehensive review of all the Trump administration’s deregulatory actions concerning climate change, energy efficiency and the environment. 

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Biden Executive Orders Address Climate Change

Filed in Environment by on January 25, 2021 1 Comment
Biden Executive Orders Address Climate Change

President Biden signed a series of executive actions last week, including two issues related to climate change policy. NAHB will continue to monitor developments in the implementation of these actions and how they could impact the housing industry.

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Two ‘Final’ Environmental Rules That are Not Yet Final

Filed in Environment, Land Development by on January 22, 2021 0 Comments
Two ‘Final’ Environmental Rules That are Not Yet Final

On Jan. 20, the Biden administration implemented a regulatory freeze for all pending regulations. Two “final” environmental rules affecting the housing industry were swept up in this presidential action.

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EPA Finalizes Rule for New Regulatory Guidance Documents

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on September 17, 2020 0 Comments
EPA Finalizes Rule for New Regulatory Guidance Documents

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rulemaking on Sept. 14 that establishes new regulatory standards for all regulatory guidance documents.

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Navigable Waters Protection Rule a Win for Housing Affordability, Regulatory Certainty

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Housing Affordability by on September 16, 2020 0 Comments
Navigable Waters Protection Rule a Win for Housing Affordability, Regulatory Certainty

NAHB today told Congress that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) that went into effect in June will help builders create more affordable housing options for hardworking American families while maintaining environmental protection of our nation’s waterways.

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Achieving Housing Resilience Through Retrofits

Achieving Housing Resilience Through Retrofits

NAHB’s Construction Technology Research Subcommittee worked with Home Innovation Research Labs to develop a series of two-page guidelines illustrating techniques for retrofitting existing homes to improve their performance against natural hazards.

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New WOTUS Rule Becomes Effective Today

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on June 22, 2020 1 Comment
New WOTUS Rule Becomes Effective Today

The “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” (NWPR), which is the Trump Administration’s new definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), becomes effective today in every state except Colorado.

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Fresh Air Design Options for Post-COVID-19 Market

Filed in Design, Disaster Response, Environment by on June 15, 2020 6 Comments
Fresh Air Design Options for Post-COVID-19 Market

While the pandemic has upended many things, enjoying the outdoors doesn’t need to be one of them. Whether a leafy home in the suburbs or a large apartment building in the city, there are many ways to design outdoor areas to expand living spaces for health, relaxation and recreation.

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New NGBS Offers Remodelers a Roadmap for High-Performance Projects

New NGBS Offers Remodelers a Roadmap for High-Performance Projects

Remodelers who use green-building techniques will be better positioned to meet the growing demand for improving a home’s energy efficiency. The new ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) provides a roadmap to guide the design and construction of high-performance projects

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