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Building High Performance Homes for Today’s Home Buyer

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on January 20, 2022 3 Comments
Building High Performance Homes for Today’s Home Buyer

The majority of home buyers prefer to go green when provided the option and will generally spend more for it — for instance, paying more for green building certifications or installing features that will save on utilities. So how can builders capitalize on this growing interest and work it into their businesses?

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Key Features to Creating a Healthy Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on January 3, 2022 0 Comments
Key Features to Creating a Healthy Home

The latest Home Performance Counts virtual green home tour of Villa Bilancia, in Pebble Beach, Calif., showcases many strategies that contribute to a healthy home.

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8 Ways to Save Energy This Winter

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on December 22, 2021 1 Comment
8 Ways to Save Energy This Winter

Winter is upon us, and clients may be thinking about home improvements to save money on utility bills as they start to feel the effects of colder weather inside their homes. Here are a few options to reduce energy usage and carbon footprints this winter in both new and existing homes.

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What Builders Should Know About the NGBS Green Certification Process

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on November 12, 2021 1 Comment
What Builders Should Know About the NGBS Green Certification Process

In a recent Virtual Green Home Tour, PEG, LLC NGBS Green Verifiers Abideena Dambo and Anh-Tu Lam explained each of the project stages and how NGBS Green Verifiers work through the inspection and verification process with builders.

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2 Innovative Water Efficiency Strategies for Multifamily Properties

Filed in Multifamily, Sustainability and Green Building by on November 3, 2021 0 Comments
2 Innovative Water Efficiency Strategies for Multifamily Properties

As water costs continue to rise across the country, and some areas face droughts, aridification and water supply constraints, property owners — particularly owners of affordable housing — can benefit from additional water efficiency strategies. 

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Global Innovation Award Winner is Preparing Homes for Future Electric Use

Global Innovation Award Winner is Preparing Homes for Future Electric Use

One of the winners of a 2020 Global Innovation Award, the Square D Energy Center, is a smart electrical panel that seamlessly integrates a home’s electric inputs and outputs.

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How to Build Customer Retention Through Efficiency and Value

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 8, 2021 1 Comment
How to Build Customer Retention Through Efficiency and Value

Consumers often develop brand loyalty with household goods, appliances and even large purchases such as automobiles, so why not homes? Gene Myers, founder and CEO of Thrive Home Builders, has customers buying their second or even third Thrive home in a Denver Central Park infill neighborhood.

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NAHB October Webinars Focus on Green Building and Project Scheduling

NAHB October Webinars Focus on Green Building and Project Scheduling

NAHB’s webinars this month are free to all NAHB Council members and led by industry experts who are ready to share their knowledge about green building practices and project scheduling.

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Nearly 1 in 4 New Homes Received HERS Rating in 2020

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 4, 2021 1,617 Comments
Nearly 1 in 4 New Homes Received HERS Rating in 2020

Since the inception of the HERS Index in 1995, there have been more than 3.2 million HERS-rated homes, with more than 230,000 homes rated this year. 2020 saw a 24% increase in number of rated homes over 2019, with nearly one in four new homes built receiving a HERS Index Score, according to RESNET.

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NAHB Members Recognized in DOE’s Housing Innovation Awards

Filed in Awards, Sustainability and Green Building by on September 23, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Members Recognized in DOE’s Housing Innovation Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted the Housing Innovation Awards ceremony last week and honored 12 NAHB members for their leadership in the high-performance building space.

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