New NAHB Green Building Guidelines
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This article originally appeared in the May/June 2005
issue of Home Energy Magazine.
May 01, 2005
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released new voluntary guidelines that will help conventional home builders to incorporate environmental practices into home building. The guidelines project was started a year ago as an attempt to provide NAHB members with research and education on building resource-efficient homes that are both affordable and regionally appropriate. The guidelines offer green solutions for all aspects of home building, including lot design and preparation; indoor environmental quality; resource, energy, and water efficiency; maintenance and homeowner operation; global impact; and site planning and land development “The guidelines are revolutionary because they will help all builders— not just niche builders—construct more energy-efficient, environmentally sensitive new homes in different price ranges and climate conditions,” says Ray Tonjes, chair of NAHB’s Green Building Subcommittee. “NAHB’s Model Green Home Building Guidelines are a milestone in our efforts to provide safe, decent, affordable housing for all Americans and to help conserve our environment.” Although the guidelines have been developed for new single-family homes, they can also be modified for use ...
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