Nonresidential construction spending growth estimated to increase 3-4%
September 26, 2016
Growth will continue to be led by privately financed projects, with commercial construction continuing to lead the way. Energy-related construction will become less of a drag in 2017, while public spending will continue to be lackluster.
Sets the bar for sustainable, high-performance residential construction
May 10, 2016
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that the third edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is available for public use.
Aside from the obvious attraction to products, attendees had the opportunity to choose from more than 120 educational sessions covering building science, performance systems, business management and operations, design, land development and community planning, financing strategies, market forecasts, legal advice, sales marketing and customer focus, custom building and remodeling, and multifamily dwellings.
Over half of home builders expect to be doing 60 percent or more of their new homes green by 2020
December 3, 2015
During the prolonged housing downturn, green homes provided support to the ailing residential market and now promise to be an important element of the recovering market as well, according to a new study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics.
Leading Markets Index shows nationwide average running at 93 percent of normal activity
November 11, 2015
Markets in 79 of the approximately 360 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI).
Millennials Are Willing to Pay More for an Energy-Efficient Home
April 15, 2015
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) surveys indicate that energy efficiency and sustainability are among the most-wanted features of home buyers and that builders are responding to this demand.
NAHB Said This Action Will Provide Affordable Choices in Meeting Military Energy and Water Reduction Goals
December 31, 2014
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that it applauds Congress for authorizing the International Code Council (ICC) 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) for all military residential construction, which represents 16 percent of the federal real estate portfolio.
The Economy Is Expected to Respond as Employment Continues to Grow
April 28, 2014
A growing economy, pent-up demand, competitive mortgage rates, and affordable home prices will keep housing on an upward trajectory through 2015. However, several obstacles exist, according to economists who participated in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2014 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar.
Ninety-four percent of green homeowners responded that they would recommend a green home to a friend, according to a national survey of homeowners who purchased a National Green Building Standard (NGBS)-certified green home built within the past three years.
In this issue of The ACHR NEWS, we discuss tips and tricks to servicing compressors, as well as recent developments in HVAC legislation. We also look at how the use of hydronics and radiant heat are benefiting both the contractor and the end user.