Sustainability & Green Building

NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Senior Officers met with Andrew Wheeler, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss NAHB’s continued collaboration with the agency on key issues involving the home building industry.

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How Transportation Trends Can Affect the Housing Market

How Transportation Trends Can Affect the Housing Market

Many countries, states and municipalities are now considering EV charging mandates, as infrastructure is needed to facilitate market growth, which may impact what builders are required to include in new homes and developments.

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4 High-Performance Building Tips for Builders

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4 High-Performance Building Tips for Builders

The Southeast Building Conference, hosted by the Florida Home Builders Association, is the largest building industry trade show in the southeast. Several education sessions focused on high-performance building, including these four important takeaways.

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Can BIM Make High-Performance Building Easier?

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building, Technology by on August 27, 2019 1 Comment
Can BIM Make High-Performance Building Easier?

While Building Information Modeling (BIM) is standard operating procedure on large commercial projects, relatively few residential builders have gotten on board. The few home builders who are using it call it a game changer.

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How to Get Involved with the HBA Sustainability Network

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How to Get Involved with the HBA Sustainability Network

NAHB initiated the HBA Sustainability Network in 2018 as a way for local home builder associations (HBAs) to educate others on sustainability efforts that are occurring throughout the country. The next call on Aug. 28, from 2-3 p.m. ET, will cover the latest consumer trends related to energy efficiency and green building based on NAHB’s What Home Buyers Really Want survey.

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Marrying Affordability and Sustainability at The Rose

Marrying Affordability and Sustainability at The Rose

Located just south of downtown Minneapolis, The Rose incorporates pioneering green building techniques among its 90 mixed-income (47 affordable and 43 market-rate) apartments, which range from efficiencies to three bedrooms.

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5 Building Techniques to Help Homes Bounce Back After a Storm

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5 Building Techniques to Help Homes Bounce Back After a Storm

Industry professionals will discuss the importance of resiliency in high-performance building in design at this year’s Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), held Aug. 1-2 in Kissimmee, Fla. Here are a few of the trends and best practices they are exploring.

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A Collaborative Approach to Building Communities and Homes

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on July 29, 2019 0 Comments
A Collaborative Approach to Building Communities and Homes

This year’s North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) Conference brought together an eclectic mix of health professionals, behavioral scientists, real estate developers, builders, manufacturers and more to talk about transforming our communities and building the world we want. Each field brought different perspectives on why to build green, which helped builders in the audience better understand the true value of incorporating various green features into their homes.

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Top 3 Areas for Increased NGBS Certification Activity

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Top 3 Areas for Increased NGBS Certification Activity

A recent report from the National Association of Realtors indicates buyer interest in homes with green features and the impact it is having on sales. With more than 183,000 homes already certified to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), and 122,000-plus units currently in the pipeline, NGBS certification can be an important marketing advantage for builders. Find out where these certified homes are located.

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

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on July 11, 2019 0 Comments
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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