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4 Ways to Incorporate Water Efficiency into a Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 28, 2021 0 Comments
4 Ways to Incorporate Water Efficiency into a Home

According to the latest edition of NAHB’s What Homes Buyers Really Want, water-conserving fixtures such as toilets, showerheads and faucets are among the 20 top green features desired by home owners. Incorporating these into homes along with other water-focused strategies can provide multiple benefits for builders and consumers alike.

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EPA Launches WaterSense for Homes 2.0

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on February 18, 2021 1 Comment
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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WaterSense for Homes Celebrates its First Version 2.0 Certification

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on November 18, 2020 0 Comments
WaterSense for Homes Celebrates its First Version 2.0 Certification

NAHB member KB Home was recently awarded the first certification under this pilot program for a new home in its Inspirada master plan subdivision in Henderson, Nev.

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Which Water Efficiency Rating System Works for You?

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 24, 2020 0 Comments
Which Water Efficiency Rating System Works for You?

Certifying your project to an above-code, voluntary water efficiency rating system provides independent confirmation of the water-saving practices you have installed in your projects, and validates to your buyer and the local market that you have built a house to a higher standard than what code requires. So which rating system is the best for you as you explore ways to differentiate yourself in the market?

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DOE Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes for Showerheads

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 24, 2020 4 Comments
DOE Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes for Showerheads

The Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice in the Federal Register on Aug. 13 announcing a proposed rulemaking to change the definition of showerheads and the test procedure for multi-nozzle fixtures. These changes could result in increased water usage across the country.

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Total Hydrology Planning: Using Water to Drive Community Design

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 18, 2020 0 Comments
Total Hydrology Planning: Using Water to Drive Community Design

Total hydrology planning is a methodology to identify and utilize all water resources on a project site. Here’s why you should consider utilizing total hydrology planning for your next project.

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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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Compliance Path Choices: 2020 NGBS Offers Flexibility

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on July 20, 2020 0 Comments
Compliance Path Choices: 2020 NGBS Offers Flexibility

The ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) allows builders to choose the best compliance path depending on their client, the project’s geographic location, market conditions and permitting requirements.

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3 New Opportunities for Multifamily Developers to Use the 2020 NGBS

3 New Opportunities for Multifamily Developers to Use the 2020 NGBS

Using green, high-performance practices can position multifamily developers and builders to meet growing consumer demand. Seeing green is 20/20, and the new ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) provides a flexible roadmap to guide the design and construction of your next high-performance project, while the certification process provides the third-party verification to validate your work.

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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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