Environmental Issues Committee

Cypress SwampThe work of NAHB’s Environmental Issues Committee is central to the mission of the association. As a recognized leader in pursuing environmental reform, NAHB advances the interests of home builders and home buyers by interacting with local, state and federal policymakers and regulators, using the collective expertise of its staff and members.

Per its mission statement, the committee monitors relevant federal and state legislative proposals, judicial decisions and regulatory actions to provide guidance to other committees, working groups and task forces on environmental matters.

The committee’s expertise is demonstrated through its activity on issues such as stormwater management, wetlands regulations, Chesapeake Bay regulations and  legislation and regulation on endangered species, lead paint, air quality and floodplains.

Staff and committee members regularly conduct critical analysis of proposed rules, scientific reports and technical materials to support housing policy positions and to expand and build the association’s store of research. As the primary source of information and expertise on environmental rules and regulations for home builders and remodelers, the Environmental Issues Committee also provides technical and compliance assistance and educational services.

Kids RunningThe committee meets during the annual International Builders’ Show and during NAHB’s Spring and Fall Board of Directors meetings. Committee membership is by appointment but the meetings are open to all NAHB members and federation staff.

The Environmental Issues committee has one subcommittee that is dedicated to environmental research and education.  Participation in the subcommittee does not have any membership requirements.

View minutes, agendas, and packets of committee meetings here. For additional information, contact Michael Mittelholzer

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