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4 Green Strategies from The New American Home

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on March 4, 2021 0 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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Can High-Performance Building Strategies Decrease Lumber Demand?

Can High-Performance Building Strategies Decrease Lumber Demand?

Solving the lumber crisis is a critical priority for NAHB, particularly because of housing affordability implications. Potential solutions that use high-performance building strategies can reduce the amount of lumber needed to build a home and reduce the demand on the timber industry.

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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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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 2 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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NAHB Names Recipients of 2021 Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on February 3, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Names Recipients of 2021 Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship

NAHB announced four recipients of its 2021 Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship, which provides an opportunity for students and recent graduates to participate free of charge in the 2021 International Builders’ Show® virtual experience (IBSx), held Feb. 9-12.

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Mitigating Radon in Homes

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on January 28, 2021 0 Comments
Mitigating Radon in Homes

January is National Radon Action Month, an important reminder to ensure homes are protected from this naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep from the soil into a home.

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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 3D-Printed Structures Could Disrupt Housing

How 3D-Printed Structures Could Disrupt Housing

Although 3D-printed housing is in its infancy stage, there are several ways this form of building automation could address growing areas of concern surrounding housing affordability, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

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Top 3 Home Qualities Customers Want for Better Living at Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on January 4, 2021 2 Comments
Top 3 Home Qualities Customers Want for Better Living at Home

Customers will likely focus on comfort, wellness and efficiency — high-performance trends already on the rise prior to the pandemic, according to the 2020 Green SmartMarket Brief and the 2019 What Home Buyers Really Want survey.

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Solar Panel Recycling: What’s the Plan?

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on December 29, 2020 3 Comments
Solar Panel Recycling: What’s the Plan?

Decreasing costs for solar photovoltaics (PV), along with efforts to minimize non-hardware costs, help explain the increased solar capacity coming online to the electric grid. But as solar continues to grow, in addition to the existing solar PV capacity in the United States, those panels will eventually reach the end of their useful life. What will happen then?

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