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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 1 Comment
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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Top 3 Home Qualities Customers Want for Better Living at Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on January 4, 2021 3 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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Show Village at IBSx to Highlight Three Innovative Homes

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on December 23, 2020 1 Comment
Show Village at IBSx to Highlight Three Innovative Homes

Looking for innovative ideas for your next project? Join the IBSx Virtual Experience for an opportunity to tour Professional Builder’s Show Village 2021.

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Understanding MERV Ratings and Their Impact on Air Filtration

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on December 14, 2020 4 Comments
Understanding MERV Ratings and Their Impact on Air Filtration

How can you effectively talk about air filtration and ventilation, particularly when these issues are top of mind for customers during the pandemic? To start, it is important to understand how the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating system for air filters works.

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Marnella Homes Earns First 2020 NGBS Green Certification

Filed in Multifamily, Sustainability and Green Building by on December 8, 2020 3 Comments
Marnella Homes Earns First 2020 NGBS Green Certification

Washington-based Marnella Homes’ Greenwich Condos, located in Portland, Ore., was the first building to be NGBS Green Certified under the 2020 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

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Top 5 Green Products and Systems Customers Are Asking About

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on June 16, 2020 2 Comments
Top 5 Green Products and Systems Customers Are Asking About

According to the 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief, consumers are most interested in products and systems that directly impact utility bills and indoor environmental quality. NAHB anticipates that customers, who have spent months in their homes, have developed a heightened awareness of what efficient, comfortable and healthy means to them, and builders and remodelers need to be ready to meet these needs.

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