Sustainability and Green Building

Sustainability & Green Building

Incorporating construction and development techniques, materials and designs intended to minimize a home’s impact on the environment and conserve natural resources.

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Green SmartMarket Reports

Since 2006, Dodge Data & Analytics and the National Association of Home Builders have teamed up to survey home builders about the level of their green building activity, the costs and benefits of building green, the drivers and obstacles influencing their decision to build green, and the green practices and features that they most widely use and value. More recent surveys have also included data on renewable energy and net zero homes and data from multifamily builders.

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Tools and Research
<p>From videos to expert Q&amp;As to checklists and toolkits, NAHB offers myriad resources to help educate and prepare builders for success in green building.</p>

Tools and Research

Tools and Research

From videos to expert Q&As to checklists and toolkits, NAHB offers myriad resources to help educate and prepare builders for success in green building.

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Green Certifications
<p>A number of green building programs exist to certify the level of home’s performance. Learn more about these programs, including the National Green Building Standard.</p>

Green Certifications

Green Certifications

A number of green building programs exist to certify the level of home’s performance. Learn more about these programs, including the National Green Building Standard.

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Engagement Opportunities
<p>NAHB offers a wealth of outlets to connect with and learn from other green building professionals.</p>

GET INVOLVED

GET INVOLVED

NAHB offers a wealth of outlets to connect with and learn from other green building professionals.

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Homeowner Education
<p>Looking to build a high-performance home? Use these resources to get a better understanding of sustainability and green building practices.</p>

Home owner Education

Home owner Education

Looking to build a high-performance home? Use these resources to get a better understanding of sustainability and green building practices.

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Selling Green
<p>Prospective buyers are interested in green building practices and are willing to spend more to invest in healthy homes. Learn how to talk to them about it.</p>

Selling Green

Selling Green

Prospective buyers are interested in green building practices and are willing to spend more to invest in healthy homes. Learn how to talk to them about it.

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Water
<p>Water efficiency has tangible environmental and cost savings benefits. Learn more about the different technologies and rating systems available.</p>

Water

Water

Water efficiency has tangible environmental and cost savings benefits. Learn more about the different technologies and rating systems available.

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Energy
<p>Lower utility bills are just one benefit using energy-efficiency practices. Learn more about how to incorporate these technologies into your homes.</p>

Energy

Energy

Lower utility bills are just one benefit using energy-efficiency practices. Learn more about how to incorporate these technologies into your homes.

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