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How Can Air Source Heat Pumps Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Even in Cold Climates?

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on June 24, 2021 0 Comments
How Can Air Source Heat Pumps Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Even in Cold Climates?

New technology advances can improve performance of heat pumps in low and even sub-zero temperatures.

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How Multifamily Projects Can Utilize Community Solar

How Multifamily Projects Can Utilize Community Solar

Many localities are considering ways to limit direct and indirect emissions from the building sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One strategy for builders to consider is the integration or addition of solar photovoltaics (PV).

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6 Maintenance Tips to Optimize Home Performance and Avoid Callbacks

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on June 11, 2021 0 Comments
6 Maintenance Tips to Optimize Home Performance and Avoid Callbacks

Communicating best practices for maintaining high-performance homes helps ensure the homes you build operate as intended, and achieve continued energy, water, and other utility savings.

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9 Tips to Improve Airtightness in Your Next Build

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on May 25, 2021 1 Comment
9 Tips to Improve Airtightness in Your Next Build

Increasingly stringent code requirements surrounding air changes per hour, along with demand from today’s home buyers for energy-efficient housing, makes it critical for builders to achieve certain metrics for airtightness.

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Key Resilient Residential Construction Resources to Prepare Your Business

Key Resilient Residential Construction Resources to Prepare Your Business

Natural disasters can strike at any time, often causing severe damages to homes and small businesses that can leave lasting impacts for months or years after an event. To help building professionals stay current, NAHB has created a centralized hub of information related to resilient residential construction on nahb.org.

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North Carolina Project Highlights 4 Key High-Performance Building Practices

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on May 12, 2021 0 Comments
North Carolina Project Highlights 4 Key High-Performance Building Practices

The Home Performance Counts: Virtual Green Home Tour series kicked off on Earth Day with a walkthrough of the stunning Robinwood in Asheville, N.C., and a lively builder/broker conversation. Brandon Bryant, founder of Red Tree Builders, and Kelly Erin-Spinney of Modern Asheville Real Estate discussed green features of the home, the importance of communicating building science strategies to clients in ways that resonate, and tips on realizing the added value of a high-performance home in the initial sale as well as stewarding the home forward.

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NAHB Seeks Members for New Healthier Homes and Communities Subcommittee

NAHB Seeks Members for New Healthier Homes and Communities Subcommittee

To help solidify NAHB as a thought leader in the green building space, NAHB has established a subcommittee and a number of task groups to collaborate on key issues. The most recent addition is the Healthier Homes and Communities Subcommittee, which will define NAHB’s position on healthier homes and communities.

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Pre-Wiring for Electric Vehicle Charging: Prepping Your Homes for Future Demand

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on April 29, 2021 7 Comments
Pre-Wiring for Electric Vehicle Charging: Prepping Your Homes for Future Demand

Building professionals may want to consider voluntarily including trending features in their homes today to set their clients up for the next 10 to 20 years. One of these up-and-coming features for single-family detached homes is pre-wiring for electric vehicle (EV) charging.

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2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Highlights Creative, High-Performance Building Solutions

Filed in Design, Sustainability and Green Building by on April 23, 2021 0 Comments
2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Highlights Creative, High-Performance Building Solutions

The 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge — a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) collegiate competition that tasks students with designing low-carbon, high-performance buildings powered by renewable energy — marked the competition’s 19th year, with the first ever Virtual Village on the National Mall featuring nine builds with 3D renderings, diagrams and videos for each university’s project.

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Women Want Sustainable & Healthy Homes — How 4 Female Members Deliver

Women Want Sustainable & Healthy Homes — How 4 Female Members Deliver

In honor of Earth Day, four women from NAHB’s Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) and Sustainability & Green Building Subcommittee (SGB) share how they have shaped their careers and/or businesses by including healthy and sustainability practices and strategies and found success.

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