Phoenix Apartment Project Earns NGBS certification

Phoenix Apartment Project Earns NGBS certification

NGBS provides practices for the design, construction, and certification of green multifamily residential buildings.

Air Sealing Leads to Record Breaking HERS Index for The New American Home

Air Sealing Leads to Record Breaking HERS Index for The New American Home

On display as part of the 2018 International Builders' Show in Orlando, The New American Home showcases industry best practices, innovative design concepts, state-of-the-art products and the latest construction techniques.

Wall Assembly Study Will Guide Builders on Moisture Management

Wall Assembly Study Will Guide Builders on Moisture Management

Home builders are understandably reluctant to adopt the latest technology without knowing how it may perform over the long term.

Building Codes Driving Builders to Seek High Performance Options

Building Codes Driving Builders to Seek High Performance Options

While many municipalities are still using the 2009 Energy Codes, the 2018 editions are under preparation for use in the residential building industry.

New Wall Assembly Uses Traditional Methods to Meet New Codes

New Wall Assembly Uses Traditional Methods to Meet New Codes

There are many paths to creating an energy-efficient all assembly, and a new approach that relies on traditional techniques is gaining ground. The Extended Plate and Beam Wall offers a way to incorporate continuous insulation on the exterior of the home using standard wood framing.

Survey: What Buyers Want in a Small Home

Survey: What Buyers Want in a Small Home

As you’d expect, buyers of larger homes tend to insist on more features in their homes.

NAHB Study: Green Home Building Continues to Gain Traction

NAHB Study: Green Home Building Continues to Gain Traction

At least one third of single family and multifamily builders who were surveyed said that green building is a significant portion of their overall activity.

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

Home Innovation Issues First NGBS Green Certification Based on 2015 NGBS

As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently commenced, Home Innovation today issued its first NGBS Green certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home of designer...

NGBS Celebrates Green Home Certification Milestone

NGBS Celebrates Green Home Certification Milestone

The 100,000th NGBS Green Certified home is part of Proffitt Dixon’s Peyton Stakes apartment community in Nashville, Tenn.

NAHB: Average Builder Uses 10 Different Green Products and Practices

NAHB: Average Builder Uses 10 Different Green Products and Practices

Energy efficient windows ranked at the top of the list of green products commonly used by most builders.

High Performance Engineered Wood Homes Win Innovation Award (Video)

High Performance Engineered Wood Homes Win Innovation Award (Video)

It's the fifth award in the past year for Timber Block's panelized building system.

South Carolina Green Certification Program Hits 3000 Homes Milestone

South Carolina Green Certification Program Hits 3000 Homes Milestone

The CHiP Home Program is a locally operated new home certification program run through the BIA’s High Performance Building Council.

Windows, Siding and Roofing Designs Available in Bold Hues

Windows, Siding and Roofing Designs Available in Bold Hues

Bold is beautiful when it comes to the exterior color palette of a home, and some new exterior products emphasize bright bold hues.

Ply Gem Windows and Doors Add Style to 2017 New American Remodeled Home (Video)

Ply Gem Windows and Doors Add Style to 2017 New American Remodeled Home (Video)

The New American Remodeled Home is the first remodeling showcase home to be presented at IBS in a decade.

London-style Development in Houston Honored in National Design Competition

London-style Development in Houston Honored in National Design Competition

Winfield Gate, a London-style luxury townhouse community in Texas that’s minutes away from Houston’s downtown, has been honored as the Multifamily Community of the Year.

Home Innovation Research Labs Recognizes NGBS Green Partners of Excellence

Home Innovation Research Labs Recognizes NGBS Green Partners of Excellence

The 2016-2017 Home Innovation NGBS Green Partners of Excellence include 54 residential building and development companies; 18 accredited verifiers; 16 architectural firms; and 12 exemplary program advocates from across the country.

Home buyer preferences for green features remains steady

Home buyer preferences for green features remains steady

Home buyers continue to value certain type of green features in a home, and seem to be willing to pay more to reduce future utility bills. In NAHB’s latest home buyer preference survey, buyers gave high marks to some green...

Latest National Green Building Standard now available

Latest National Green Building Standard now available

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) received approval from the American National Standards Institute and is available for public use. On April 20 the National Association of Home Builders announced the approval for the latest version of the...

High performance green home will rise in Louisville's geothermal community

High performance green home will rise in Louisville's geothermal community

The Proud Green Home of Louisville will be sited in one of the largest geothermal residential communities in the United States.

Economic impact from homebuilding shapes the U.S. economy (infographic)

The substantial local economic activity from new homebuilding isn't always visible, but it is substantial.

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