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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 0 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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DOE Seeks to Restore Energy-Efficiency Standards for Billions of Lightbulbs

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 9, 2021 0 Comments
DOE Seeks to Restore Energy-Efficiency Standards for Billions of Lightbulbs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducts rulemakings to determine federal energy-efficiency standards for a variety of consumer products, and recently proposed a rule that would bring back revised definitions of general service lamps (GSLs) and general service incandescent lamps (GSILs).

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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 0 Comments
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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6 Tips for Selling High-Performance Homes

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 24, 2021 0 Comments
6 Tips for Selling High-Performance Homes

The Home Performance Counts: Virtual Green Home Tour series provides insights into multiple facets of the high-performance residential building industry and how to effectively communicate the benefits of building high-performance homes. Here are a few tips from recent tours.

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How to Boost Your Membership Using Green Resources and Events

Filed in Membership, Sustainability and Green Building by on August 19, 2021 0 Comments
How to Boost Your Membership Using Green Resources and Events

Finding new ways to recruit and retain members is imperative for keeping the momentum alive within your local HBA. Many HBAs are finding success in engaging new members by amplifying the efforts of their high-performance home builders.

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Apply Now for the 2022 IBS Sustainability & Green Building Student Scholarship

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on August 12, 2021 0 Comments
Apply Now for the 2022 IBS Sustainability & Green Building Student Scholarship

Current students and recent graduates interested in green building and design can now apply for a scholarship to attend the International Builders’ Show Feb. 8-10, 2022 in Orlando.

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New EPA Agreement with Canada Will Help Monitor Energy Efficiency and Emissions Across Borders

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 4, 2021 0 Comments
New EPA Agreement with Canada Will Help Monitor Energy Efficiency and Emissions Across Borders

The EPA and Canada’s equivalent, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), recently recommitted to a 10-year research partnership to enhance features within the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool.

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4 Ways to Incorporate Water Efficiency into a Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 28, 2021 0 Comments
4 Ways to Incorporate Water Efficiency into a Home

According to the latest edition of NAHB’s What Homes Buyers Really Want, water-conserving fixtures such as toilets, showerheads and faucets are among the 20 top green features desired by home owners. Incorporating these into homes along with other water-focused strategies can provide multiple benefits for builders and consumers alike.

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How Jurisdictions Can Reduce Permitting Costs Through Software Automation

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 22, 2021 0 Comments
How Jurisdictions Can Reduce Permitting Costs Through Software Automation

The Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently rolled out a new solar photovoltaics permitting tool. The Solar Automated Permit Processing tool helps streamline the permit application process and makes it easier for local governments to issue permits for solar PV.

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How Can Microgrids Help with Community Resiliency?

How Can Microgrids Help with Community Resiliency?

With communities experiencing an increasing number of wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather events, a microgrid could improve resiliency.

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