Achieving High Performance Homes Through Quality Management

March/April 2012
A version of this article appears in the March/April 2012 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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February 29, 2012
A glut of foreclosed homes on the market and high unemployment; downward pressure on new-home prices and builders’ operational costs; and home buyers’ rising expectations. . . . If you’re a home builder, those might not seem like an obvious foundation for instituting a sweeping program of quality management, realigning your business, and overhauling your product line to meet higher performance standards. Many builders struggling with the spiraling housing market of the last few years have opted to hunker down and try to get through the next fiscal year in one piece.

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