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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 1 Comment
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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High-Performance Builder Shares Benefits of Continuing Education

Filed in Education, IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on December 21, 2020 0 Comments
High-Performance Builder Shares Benefits of Continuing Education

Knowledge is a key pillar of NAHB membership to provide the tools needed to stay competitive in the home building industry. Opportunities include industry events, such as the IBSx Virtual Experience, as well as dedicated online courses and designations, which is how Todd Usher — founder and president of Addison Homes in Greenville, S.C. — was introduced to NAHB’s continuing education options.

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Understanding MERV Ratings and Their Impact on Air Filtration

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on December 14, 2020 3 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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How to Navigate High-Performance Home Certification Programs

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on November 12, 2020 1 Comment
How to Navigate High-Performance Home Certification Programs

The “Making Dollar$ (and Cent$) Out of High Performance Home Certifications” education sessions at IBSx, a new virtual experience of the NAHB International Builders’ Show, will explore various high-performance green certification programs in depth and spotlight best practices for using high-performance home building strategies.

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IBSx Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Application Now Open

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on November 6, 2020 0 Comments
IBSx Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Application Now Open

Students or recent graduates (within the past two years) in a two- or four-year university/college, vocational apprenticeship, or other training program who are interested in green building can apply for a scholarship to attend the 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience for free.

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250,000 Homes Certified to the NGBS

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 22, 2020 0 Comments
250,000 Homes Certified to the NGBS

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification Program reached a key milestone this week with the certification of its 250,000th home — the Broadstone Junction multifamily community in historic Norcross, Ga.

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NAHB Members Dominate the 2020 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards

NAHB Members Dominate the 2020 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards

More than 70% of the builders and raters recognized in the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards program are NAHB members. Additionally, NAHB member EnergyLogic from Berthoud, Colo., received the Leader of the Year award in the Rater category.

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The Impact Embodied Carbon Can Have on a Home’s Environmental Footprint

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 29, 2020 1 Comment
The Impact Embodied Carbon Can Have on a Home’s Environmental Footprint

Has your state or local jurisdiction recently implemented a policy that sets targets for decreasing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions? You might be wondering how to comply. Here are a few factors that influence overall greenhouse gas emissions for buildings.

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