Tag: NGBS

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 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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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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2020 National Green Building Standard Now Available

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on April 22, 2020 3 Comments
2020 National Green Building Standard Now Available

The 2020 edition of the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is available for public use. The NGBS provides the roadmap for residential professionals to integrate green features appropriate for their businesses and housing markets.

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NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Senior Officers met with Andrew Wheeler, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss NAHB’s continued collaboration with the agency on key issues involving the home building industry.

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Top 3 Areas for Increased NGBS Certification Activity

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 17, 2019 0 Comments
Top 3 Areas for Increased NGBS Certification Activity

A recent report from the National Association of Realtors indicates buyer interest in homes with green features and the impact it is having on sales. With more than 183,000 homes already certified to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), and 122,000-plus units currently in the pipeline, NGBS certification can be an important marketing advantage for builders. Find out where these certified homes are located.

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