Sustainability & Green Building

Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Built Environment

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on July 2, 2020 4 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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HBI Joins National Campaign to Promote Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Sectors

HBI Joins National Campaign to Promote Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Sectors

HBI joined a national campaign to raise awareness about career opportunities in the energy-efficiency sectors, with a focus on fostering a talent pipeline that is inclusive of low-income and other underserved populations.

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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 & Green Building by on June 16, 2020 1 Comment
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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IBS Exhibit Home Takes Renovations to Another Level

IBS Exhibit Home Takes Renovations to Another Level

Originally built in 1973, the home that will become The New American Remodel 2021 featured a total of five levels, with a variety of angles and different ceiling heights. Working with that unique design was what initially attracted Rob Smith, owner of E2 Homes, to take on the project.

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2 Key Strategies to Reduce Home Wildfire Risk

2 Key Strategies to Reduce Home Wildfire Risk

Summer is approaching, which is peak wildfire season for some. There are two main types of strategies builders, remodelers and home owners can employ to minimize potential impact from wildfires.

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IBS 2021 Show Home Boasts Spaciousness in an Urban Setting

IBS 2021 Show Home Boasts Spaciousness in an Urban Setting

Built within the densely populated Winter Park community of Orlando, The New American Home® 2021 will showcase many of the amenities today’s home buyers are seeking – most notably, a prime location.

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How Smart Homes Could Benefit from Energy Management Systems

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on June 1, 2020 1 Comment
How Smart Homes Could Benefit from Energy Management Systems

The new ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems (SHEMS) Program establishes standards for managing smart-home technology energy use and software.

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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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What You Say Matters — Selling High Performance to Your Customers

What You Say Matters — Selling High Performance to Your Customers

Living harder in their homes has people considering what they really want in their next house. Efficient, comfortable and healthy homes are likely to be high on the list of “must-haves” for those looking to buy or to remodel. When talking to potential home buyers, consider highlighting features that meet some of these new ”must-haves.”

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