Tag: green building certification

How to Build Customer Retention Through Efficiency and Value

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 8, 2021 0 Comments
How to Build Customer Retention Through Efficiency and Value

Consumers often develop brand loyalty with household goods, appliances and even large purchases such as automobiles, so why not homes? Gene Myers, founder and CEO of Thrive Home Builders, has customers buying their second or even third Thrive home in a Denver Central Park infill neighborhood.

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NAHB October Webinars Focus on Green Building and Project Scheduling

NAHB October Webinars Focus on Green Building and Project Scheduling

NAHB’s webinars this month are free to all NAHB Council members and led by industry experts who are ready to share their knowledge about green building practices and project scheduling.

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How the NGBS Can Help You Navigate Green Renovations on Historical Properties

Filed in Remodeling, Sustainability and Green Building by on September 17, 2021 4 Comments
How the NGBS Can Help You Navigate Green Renovations on Historical Properties

Learn how the ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) provides a flexible roadmap for green renovation projects — including the conversion of existing buildings to residential use, even if that building is subject to historical preservation regulations.

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Award-Winning Spec Home Leverages Benefits of Building Healthy Homes

Filed in Awards, Design, Sustainability and Green Building by on September 3, 2021 1 Comment
Award-Winning Spec Home Leverages Benefits of Building Healthy Homes

The rise in building material prices, shortages in labor and rise in home sales prices are leading some builders to pivot from pre-sales and/or custom builds to a speculative building business model. Maximizing interest and managing build costs are critical to successfully building and selling spec homes. Here’s how one builder did it.

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4 Green Strategies from The New American Home

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on March 4, 2021 2 Comments
4 Green Strategies from The New American Home

The 2021 New American Home (TNAH) and the New American Remodel (TNAR) showcase the beauty, comfort and efficiency of high-performance building. Both represent the high end of what can be realized through high-performance design and construction but can also provide a practical playbook for all building professionals in building efficient, comfortable and durable homes.

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EPA Launches WaterSense for Homes 2.0

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on February 18, 2021 1 Comment
EPA Launches WaterSense for Homes 2.0

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final WaterSense® Labeled Homes Program, Version 2, following a pilot period in which more than 275 homes were certified. The WaterSense 2.0 label for homes — a voluntary, above-code certification for both water savings and performance — provides builders with third-party validation for their clients and helps consumers save water, energy and money.

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Understanding Land Use Updates in the 2020 National Green Building Standard

Understanding Land Use Updates in the 2020 National Green Building Standard

The ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS), released in spring 2020, updated two key sections that should be bookmarked for home builders engaged in land use and housing development.

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How to Navigate High-Performance Home Certification Programs

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on November 12, 2020 1 Comment
How to Navigate High-Performance Home Certification Programs

The “Making Dollar$ (and Cent$) Out of High Performance Home Certifications” education sessions at IBSx, a new virtual experience of the NAHB International Builders’ Show, will explore various high-performance green certification programs in depth and spotlight best practices for using high-performance home building strategies.

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250,000 Homes Certified to the NGBS

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 22, 2020 0 Comments
250,000 Homes Certified to the NGBS

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification Program reached a key milestone this week with the certification of its 250,000th home — the Broadstone Junction multifamily community in historic Norcross, Ga.

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The Value of Third-Party Inspections

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 15, 2020 3 Comments
The Value of Third-Party Inspections

Do third-party green building inspections actually add value to projects? A recent study by SK Collaborative set out to answer this question by analyzing 10 recently constructed or renovated multifamily affordable housing projects in Georgia, all of which received Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) awards.

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