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Register Now for the Virtual Green Home Tour Series

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on April 7, 2021 0 Comments
Register Now for the Virtual Green Home Tour Series

Home Performance Counts, the joint educational initiative between NAHB and the National Association of REALTORS, kicks off a Virtual Green Home Tour Series on April 22 at 3 p.m. ET to provide home-building professionals interested in green building and high-performance homes with an inside look into these homes across the country.

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4 Steps to Getting an Accurate Appraisal Value for Your High-Performance Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on March 30, 2021 2 Comments
4 Steps to Getting an Accurate Appraisal Value for Your High-Performance Home

Are appraisals for your newly constructed high-performance homes consistently coming in lower than your contract prices, despite being above code? How can you get appraisals to accurately reflect the additional value on a high-performance home?

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How HBAs Can Utilize NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building Expertise

How HBAs Can Utilize NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building Expertise

NAHB staff provides technical assistance for state and local home builders associations (HBAs) by monitoring, reviewing and commenting on regulatory and policy proposals related to energy efficiency and green building.

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Top IBSx Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Recipients

Top IBSx Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Recipients

After a successful 2020 pilot program, 2021 brought even more young professionals to the building industry’s premier conference via the Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Program for IBS. Despite not being able to meet in person, this year’s green building IBSx scholarship recipients had the unique opportunity to meet NAHB members in an intimate setting through Zoom to discuss green building topics based on interest.

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4 Green Strategies from The New American Home

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on March 4, 2021 2 Comments
4 Green Strategies from The New American Home

The 2021 New American Home (TNAH) and the New American Remodel (TNAR) showcase the beauty, comfort and efficiency of high-performance building. Both represent the high end of what can be realized through high-performance design and construction but can also provide a practical playbook for all building professionals in building efficient, comfortable and durable homes.

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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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EPA Launches WaterSense for Homes 2.0

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on February 18, 2021 0 Comments
EPA Launches WaterSense for Homes 2.0

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final WaterSense® Labeled Homes Program, Version 2, following a pilot period in which more than 275 homes were certified. The WaterSense 2.0 label for homes — a voluntary, above-code certification for both water savings and performance — provides builders with third-party validation for their clients and helps consumers save water, energy and money.

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NAHB Announces Top Sustainable and Green Building Trends and Features in Homes

Filed in Economics, Sustainability and Green Building, Trends by on February 11, 2021 6 Comments
NAHB Announces Top Sustainable and Green Building Trends and Features in Homes

Energy efficiency is a primary driver in home buyer preferences, according to research from NAHB revealed today during a press conference held in conjunction with the 2021 IBSx.

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NAHB Names Recipients of 2021 Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on February 3, 2021 2 Comments
NAHB Names Recipients of 2021 Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship

NAHB announced four recipients of its 2021 Sustainability and Green Building Scholarship, which provides an opportunity for students and recent graduates to participate free of charge in the 2021 International Builders’ Show® virtual experience (IBSx), held Feb. 9-12.

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Mitigating Radon in Homes

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on January 28, 2021 0 Comments
Mitigating Radon in Homes

January is National Radon Action Month, an important reminder to ensure homes are protected from this naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep from the soil into a home.

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