Tag: indoor air quality

9 Tips to Improve Airtightness in Your Next Build

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on May 25, 2021 2 Comments
9 Tips to Improve Airtightness in Your Next Build

Increasingly stringent code requirements surrounding air changes per hour, along with demand from today’s home buyers for energy-efficient housing, makes it critical for builders to achieve certain metrics for airtightness.

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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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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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Spotlight Top Features Consumers Seek with NGBS Green+ Badges

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 4, 2020 0 Comments
Spotlight Top Features Consumers Seek with NGBS Green+ Badges

Builders and developers can now earn special recognition through Home Innovation Research Labs for NGBS Green Certified homes that “go above and beyond” in certain areas of green practice.

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How to Consider Costs and Benefits for High-Performance Residential Buildings

How to Consider Costs and Benefits for High-Performance Residential Buildings

The home building industry is working to quantify the value that healthier, high-performance residential buildings can bring to occupants. Justifying the financials and the advantages of investing in durable, comfortable and sustainable buildings is especially fitting in the wake of COVID-19, as people are becoming more aware of what they want in their homes.

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NAHB, NAR Partner to Educate Consumers on Home Performance, Sustainability

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 14, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB, NAR Partner to Educate Consumers on Home Performance, Sustainability

NAHB and the National Association of Realtors® launched a new joint initiative, Home Performance Counts, designed to help consumers better understand the rapidly growing high-performance home marketplace.

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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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New NGBS Offers Remodelers a Roadmap for High-Performance Projects

New NGBS Offers Remodelers a Roadmap for High-Performance Projects

Remodelers who use green-building techniques will be better positioned to meet the growing demand for improving a home’s energy efficiency. The new ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) provides a roadmap to guide the design and construction of high-performance projects

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What You Say Matters — Selling High Performance to Your Customers

What You Say Matters — Selling High Performance to Your Customers

Living harder in their homes has people considering what they really want in their next house. Efficient, comfortable and healthy homes are likely to be high on the list of “must-haves” for those looking to buy or to remodel. When talking to potential home buyers, consider highlighting features that meet some of these new ”must-haves.”

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