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NAHB Green Builders Recognized in National Awards Program

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 15, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Green Builders Recognized in National Awards Program

Many NAHB members have been selected as finalists in the Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced at EEBA’s High Performance Home Summit, which will start Sept. 29.

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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 1 Comment
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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NGBS and Energy Performance: Voluntary Green Standard Compared to Building Codes

NGBS and Energy Performance: Voluntary Green Standard Compared to Building Codes

With so many green rating systems available, understanding how each one compares to others is imperative for making a choice that works best for your project, climate zone and market. The recent release of the 2020 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) provides a great opportunity to conduct a side-by-side comparison, starting with energy performance — an easy element to measure.

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DOE Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes for Showerheads

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 24, 2020 3 Comments
DOE Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes for Showerheads

The Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice in the Federal Register on Aug. 13 announcing a proposed rulemaking to change the definition of showerheads and the test procedure for multi-nozzle fixtures. These changes could result in increased water usage across the country.

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Total Hydrology Planning: Using Water to Drive Community Design

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 18, 2020 0 Comments
Total Hydrology Planning: Using Water to Drive Community Design

Total hydrology planning is a methodology to identify and utilize all water resources on a project site. Here’s why you should consider utilizing total hydrology planning for your next project.

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How to Help the Future Green Building Workforce

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 12, 2020 0 Comments
How to Help the Future Green Building Workforce

Your company could gain exposure by providing student teams in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge with real-life experience working on buildings and homes with your clients.

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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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How to Consider Costs and Benefits for High-Performance Residential Buildings

How to Consider Costs and Benefits for High-Performance Residential Buildings

The home building industry is working to quantify the value that healthier, high-performance residential buildings can bring to occupants. Justifying the financials and the advantages of investing in durable, comfortable and sustainable buildings is especially fitting in the wake of COVID-19, as people are becoming more aware of what they want in their homes.

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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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NAHB, NAR Partner to Educate Consumers on Home Performance, Sustainability

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 14, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB, NAR Partner to Educate Consumers on Home Performance, Sustainability

NAHB and the National Association of Realtors® launched a new joint initiative, Home Performance Counts, designed to help consumers better understand the rapidly growing high-performance home marketplace.

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