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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 0 Comments
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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