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Solar Mandate in South Miami Raises Concerns

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on July 25, 2017 6 Comments
Solar Mandate in South Miami Raises Concerns

South Miami’s mandate for new homes and major home renovations to include solar panels is casting a long shadow for builders in the Sunshine State. “We definitely value renewable energy, but we want these measures to be voluntary,” said Truly Burton, executive vice president of the Builders Association of South Florida.

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Solar: Not for Everyone

Filed in Codes and Standards, Design, Environment by on March 23, 2017 1 Comment
Solar: Not for Everyone

The solar panel industry and efficiency advocates have not backed off their efforts to require all new homes to be “solar-ready.” NAHB supports solar, but no mandates that give buyers no say in the matter even when solar doesn’t work for them.

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Salmon Creek: The Value of a Net Zero Home

Filed in Environment by on February 27, 2017 0 Comments
Salmon Creek: The Value of a Net Zero Home

Troy Johns, now president of Urban NW Homes, started building green when he saw how it improved his wife’s health. Now, he’s going net zero.

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Wanted: 2018 NGBS Consensus Committee Members

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Multifamily, Remodeling by on February 2, 2017 0 Comments

Green home builders, remodelers and designers and others sustainability enthusiasts are encouraged to apply to the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard .

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Help Create the 2018 NGBS

Nominations are now being accepted for the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard.

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Building an Eco-Friendly, Long-Lasting Home

Filed in Codes and Standards, Design by on August 16, 2016 0 Comments
Building an Eco-Friendly, Long-Lasting Home

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) was released in March. This post is the second in a series of eight that will examine what’s different in this new edition – and what’s changed in the world of sustainable construction since the 2012 NGBS. This week: Updates to Resource Efficiency.

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Pushing for a Greener Habitat Outside the House

Pushing for a Greener Habitat Outside the House

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) was released in March. This post is the third in a series of eight that will examine what’s different in this new edition – and what’s changed in the world of sustainable construction since the 2012 NGBS. This week: Updates to Lot Design, Preparation, and Development.

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A New Generation of Greener Homes

Filed in Environment by on July 26, 2016 1 Comment
A New Generation of Greener Homes

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) was released in March. This post is the first in a series of eight that will examine what’s different in this new edition – and what’s changed in the world of sustainable construction since the 2012 NGBS.

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New Appraisal Guide Helps Boost Green Home Valuations

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Housing Finance by on January 21, 2016 6 Comments
New Appraisal Guide Helps Boost Green Home Valuations

Energy efficiency can be overlooked in the appraisal process for a variety of reasons, but specially trained appraisers can assess the value of these features. NAHB recently collaborated with the Building Codes Assistance Project and Appraisal Institute to create a guide for home builders, buyers and lenders to improve the valuation of homes built to today’s stricter energy codes.

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Nominate a Green Young Professional of the Year

Filed in Awards, Environment, IBS by on December 1, 2015 0 Comments
Nominate a Green Young Professional of the Year

Do you know someone who is engaged in local or regional sustainable building efforts? NAHB will recognize an up-and-coming green professional in the home building industry as the Best in Green Young Professional of the Year. Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 4.

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