Tag: energy efficiency

DOE Seeks to Restore Energy-Efficiency Standards for Billions of Lightbulbs

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 9, 2021 0 Comments
DOE Seeks to Restore Energy-Efficiency Standards for Billions of Lightbulbs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducts rulemakings to determine federal energy-efficiency standards for a variety of consumer products, and recently proposed a rule that would bring back revised definitions of general service lamps (GSLs) and general service incandescent lamps (GSILs).

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How to Help Prospective Buyers Visualize Energy Cost Savings

How to Help Prospective Buyers Visualize Energy Cost Savings

Providing prospective buyers with tangible information on anticipated utility cost savings can be a differentiator for your business and create a lasting impression as they look at other potential homes to purchase.

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Innovative Affordable Community Incorporates Energy-Efficient Features and Playful Design

Innovative Affordable Community Incorporates Energy-Efficient Features and Playful Design

This newly constructed eight-story, mixed-use building offers 30 units of affordable rental housing and an early childhood educational facility.

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There’s Still Time to Apply to Help Shape the Next ICC Energy Code

Filed in Codes and Standards by on April 15, 2021 0 Comments
There’s Still Time to Apply to Help Shape the Next ICC Energy Code

NAHB is encouraging members to apply to two new committees created by the ICC that will be pivotal in the creation of future International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC). Apply by April 23.

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NAHB Announces Top Sustainable and Green Building Trends and Features in Homes

Filed in Economics, Sustainability and Green Building, Trends by on February 11, 2021 6 Comments
NAHB Announces Top Sustainable and Green Building Trends and Features in Homes

Energy efficiency is a primary driver in home buyer preferences, according to research from NAHB revealed today during a press conference held in conjunction with the 2021 IBSx.

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Marnella Homes Earns First 2020 NGBS Green Certification

Filed in Multifamily, Sustainability and Green Building by on December 8, 2020 3 Comments
Marnella Homes Earns First 2020 NGBS Green Certification

Washington-based Marnella Homes’ Greenwich Condos, located in Portland, Ore., was the first building to be NGBS Green Certified under the 2020 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

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The Impact Embodied Carbon Can Have on a Home’s Environmental Footprint

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 29, 2020 1 Comment
The Impact Embodied Carbon Can Have on a Home’s Environmental Footprint

Has your state or local jurisdiction recently implemented a policy that sets targets for decreasing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions? You might be wondering how to comply. Here are a few factors that influence overall greenhouse gas emissions for buildings.

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Green Mortgages Can Help Home Owners Invest in Energy Efficiency Benefits

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 9, 2020 5 Comments
Green Mortgages Can Help Home Owners Invest in Energy Efficiency Benefits

As home owners continue to assess the overall needs of their home in the wake of COVID-19, including energy usage, they may want to explore energy or “green” mortgages to purchase homes that utilize energy-efficient technologies.

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Spotlight Top Features Consumers Seek with NGBS Green+ Badges

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 4, 2020 0 Comments
Spotlight Top Features Consumers Seek with NGBS Green+ Badges

Builders and developers can now earn special recognition through Home Innovation Research Labs for NGBS Green Certified homes that “go above and beyond” in certain areas of green practice.

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Compliance Path Choices: 2020 NGBS Offers Flexibility

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 20, 2020 0 Comments
Compliance Path Choices: 2020 NGBS Offers Flexibility

The ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) allows builders to choose the best compliance path depending on their client, the project’s geographic location, market conditions and permitting requirements.

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