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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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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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How the NGBS Can Help You Navigate Green Renovations on Historical Properties

Filed in Remodeling, Sustainability and Green Building by on September 17, 2021 5 Comments
How the NGBS Can Help You Navigate Green Renovations on Historical Properties

Learn how the ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) provides a flexible roadmap for green renovation projects — including the conversion of existing buildings to residential use, even if that building is subject to historical preservation regulations.

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Can High-Performance Building Strategies Decrease Lumber Demand?

Can High-Performance Building Strategies Decrease Lumber Demand?

Solving the lumber crisis is a critical priority for NAHB, particularly because of housing affordability implications. Potential solutions that use high-performance building strategies can reduce the amount of lumber needed to build a home and reduce the demand on the timber industry.

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Understanding Land Use Updates in the 2020 National Green Building Standard

Understanding Land Use Updates in the 2020 National Green Building Standard

The ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS), released in spring 2020, updated two key sections that should be bookmarked for home builders engaged in land use and housing development.

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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 4 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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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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How Multifamily Developers Can Save Money Through Green Certification

How Multifamily Developers Can Save Money Through Green Certification

Some multifamily developers forgo seeking green building certification because they believe the costs are too high. It can cost a lot — but not for the reasons they may be thinking.

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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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IBS Exhibit Home Takes Renovations to Another Level

IBS Exhibit Home Takes Renovations to Another Level

Originally built in 1973, the home that will become The New American Remodel 2021 featured a total of five levels, with a variety of angles and different ceiling heights. Working with that unique design was what initially attracted Rob Smith, owner of E2 Homes, to take on the project.

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