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How to Build Customer Retention Through Efficiency and Value

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 8, 2021 0 Comments
How to Build Customer Retention Through Efficiency and Value

Consumers often develop brand loyalty with household goods, appliances and even large purchases such as automobiles, so why not homes? Gene Myers, founder and CEO of Thrive Home Builders, has customers buying their second or even third Thrive home in a Denver Central Park infill neighborhood.

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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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Nearly 1 in 4 New Homes Received HERS Rating in 2020

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 4, 2021 2 Comments
Nearly 1 in 4 New Homes Received HERS Rating in 2020

Since the inception of the HERS Index in 1995, there have been more than 3.2 million HERS-rated homes, with more than 230,000 homes rated this year. 2020 saw a 24% increase in number of rated homes over 2019, with nearly one in four new homes built receiving a HERS Index Score, according to RESNET.

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NAHB Members Recognized in DOE’s Housing Innovation Awards

Filed in Awards, Sustainability and Green Building by on September 23, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Members Recognized in DOE’s Housing Innovation Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted the Housing Innovation Awards ceremony last week and honored 12 NAHB members for their leadership in the high-performance building space.

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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 4 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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DOE Seeks to Restore Energy-Efficiency Standards for Billions of Lightbulbs

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 9, 2021 0 Comments
DOE Seeks to Restore Energy-Efficiency Standards for Billions of Lightbulbs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducts rulemakings to determine federal energy-efficiency standards for a variety of consumer products, and recently proposed a rule that would bring back revised definitions of general service lamps (GSLs) and general service incandescent lamps (GSILs).

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Award-Winning Spec Home Leverages Benefits of Building Healthy Homes

Filed in Awards, Design, Sustainability and Green Building by on September 3, 2021 1 Comment
Award-Winning Spec Home Leverages Benefits of Building Healthy Homes

The rise in building material prices, shortages in labor and rise in home sales prices are leading some builders to pivot from pre-sales and/or custom builds to a speculative building business model. Maximizing interest and managing build costs are critical to successfully building and selling spec homes. Here’s how one builder did it.

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6 Tips for Selling High-Performance Homes

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 24, 2021 0 Comments
6 Tips for Selling High-Performance Homes

The Home Performance Counts: Virtual Green Home Tour series provides insights into multiple facets of the high-performance residential building industry and how to effectively communicate the benefits of building high-performance homes. Here are a few tips from recent tours.

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How to Boost Your Membership Using Green Resources and Events

Filed in Membership, Sustainability and Green Building by on August 19, 2021 0 Comments
How to Boost Your Membership Using Green Resources and Events

Finding new ways to recruit and retain members is imperative for keeping the momentum alive within your local HBA. Many HBAs are finding success in engaging new members by amplifying the efforts of their high-performance home builders.

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Apply Now for the 2022 IBS Sustainability & Green Building Student Scholarship

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on August 12, 2021 0 Comments
Apply Now for the 2022 IBS Sustainability & Green Building Student Scholarship

Current students and recent graduates interested in green building and design can now apply for a scholarship to attend the International Builders’ Show Feb. 8-10, 2022 in Orlando.

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