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Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., issued the following statement on the final joint employer rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 64 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.
Boynton Beach, FL - June 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today NAHB Research Center President & CEO Michael Luzier presented a gold-level green certification to the builder of Boynton Beach’s Seabourn Cove, a gated community of 456 high-end rental...
Upper Marlboro, Md. - June 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the development of the 2012 edition of ICC 700 - National Green Building Standard (NGBS), the NAHB Research Center will commence a 30-day public comment period for a specific revision to the Second Draft of the Standard on June 29, 2012. The NAHB Research Center, an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer, serves as secretariat for the development process
Greensboro, NC. - June 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Affordable Housing Management, Inc. (“AHM”) has been named a 2011 NAHB Research Center Green Partner of the Year for its outstanding contributions to advancing green building in the Greensboro area and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes.
NAHB Research Center Recognizes Triangle Area’s Outstanding Green Certification Program Partners for 2011
Chapel Hill, NC. - June 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Yesterday, during a ceremony at the Briar ChapelCommunity Center, six Triangle-area companies were recognized for being 2011 NAHB Research Center Green Partners of the Year. The awards were presented for the companies’ outstanding contributions to advancing green building in the local community and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes.
Upper Marlboro, MD - April 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the development of the 2012 edition of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), and in accordance with the ANSI consensus process, the NAHB Research Center will commence a 45-day public comment period for the Second Draft of the Standard on April 27, 2012. The NAHB Research Center, an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer, is serving as secretariat of the development process.
Upper Marlboro, MD - April 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the NAHB Research Center recognizes 40 of its Green Partners for their outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes. Our 2011 Green Partners of the Year include 21 residential building companies, 12 accredited verifiers, and 7 program advocate organizations
EnergyValue Housing Awards Honor Builders & Remodelers Who Focus on Energy-Efficient Construction, Customer Satisfaction
Orlando, FL - February 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- With the current state of the national economy, consumers are looking for ways to reduce costs wherever they can – operation of their homes is certainly no exception. In direct response to their customers’ needs, and their own desire to “do the right thing,” many home builders and remodelers have taken strides to incorporate features that make homes more energy efficient, comfortable, cost-effective to operate and maintain, and generally more friendly to the natural environment.
Upper Marlboro, MD - December 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Now’s the time to vote for your favorite among this year’s 17 EnergyValue Housing Award finalists – the voting site for the “People’s Choice” award is up and running.
Upper Marlboro, MD - September 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the development of the 2012 edition of the National Green Building Standard and in accordance with the ANSI consensus process, the NAHB Research Center will commence a 45-day public comment period for the Draft Standard on September 23, 2011. The NAHB Research Center, an ANSI Accredited Developer, is serving as secretariat, or administrator, of the standard development process.A PDF version of the Draft Standard, which includes all changes that were approved by the Consensus Committee, will be available for download from www.nahbrc.com/NGBS. Instructions for submitting comments, including the scope of the public comment period, will be provided on the web-based submittal form, which will also available at www.nahbrc.com/NGBS. The deadline for submitting comments is November 7, 2011.
August 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- On August 1, 2011, a powerful partnership was launched between Lowe's Commercial Services, the NAHB Research Center, and G Street. The program is targeted specifically to those currently remodeling at least ten homes annually that are pre-1980, with a scope of work that often includes landscape and mechanical
Upper Marlboro, MD - June 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Amber Wood, NAHB Research Center manager of energy programs, will host a "HowTo" webinar on GreenExpo365.com at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific). During the one-hour "How To Identify and Resolve Reoccurring Issues in High Performing Homes" session, Wood will cover many of the lessons learned through the Research Center's extensive field experience with builders across the country and its role as a Building America team. The free session is eligible for AIA learning units and other continuing education credits.
Los Angeles, CA - May 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pardee Homes is California's first production homebuilder to commit to getting an entire community of homes certified to the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) by the NAHB Research Center, and internationally recognized, independent third party. Pardee's new LivingSmart® Homes in Santa Clarita's Fair Oaks Ranch®, will all be built to the Gold-level criteria of the NGBS, inspected at least twice by an accredited green verifier, and Green Certified by the Research Center.
Research Center Partners with N.C. Home Builder Associations, Green Councils to Keep Local Builders...
Upper Marlboro, MD - April 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Now more than ever, homebuyers are looking for homes that are comfortable year-round with no hot and cold spots, healthy indoor air quality, and lower operating and maintenance costs. A home built to the National Green Building Standard and third-party certified by the NAHB Research Center delivers all the benefits homebuyers are looking for in a new home in a cost-effective way.
April 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Research Center Partners with Local Home Builder Associations on April 13th to Deliver Builder Education on Green Home Building & Marketing. That: North Carolina has long been recognized as one of the nation's leaders for building high-performance, green homes
Upper Marlboro, MD - April 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The NAHB Research Center invites all builders and remodelers to enter the 2012 EnergyValue Housing Award competition. The EVHA honors home builders and remodelers who voluntarily integrate energy efficiency into the design, construction, and marketing of either new or existing homes. Over the past 16 years, the EVHA has become the gold standard in industry recognition for high-performance home builders.
Upper Marlboro, MD - March 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the NAHB Research Center hosted an online presentation for building product manufacturers on which products were most (and least) frequently used in homes Green Certified to the National Green Building Standard last year. The information was gathered and analyzed by the company’s market research division.
Upper Marlboro, MD - March 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- High-performance green homes don't happen by chance. Green homes achieve their above-code efficiencies and improvements for homeowners as the result of taking an integrated, whole-house approach to the entire building process. To help educators convey these important green construction concepts to construction students, the NAHB Research Center recently unveiled a new resource that is available online.
Desiderio Presents “Set Yourself Apart” Session on National Green Building Standard at 2011 RESNET...
Upper Marlboro, MD - March 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Michelle Desiderio, director of green building programs at the NAHB Research Center, will join a distinguished line-up of industry experts in Orlando, Fla., to present a session at this year's RESNET Building Performance Conference, the premier national forum on home energy ratings, residential energy efficiency financing, and building performance business development.
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