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Green Building

Energy Efficiency Should Yield 10 Percent-Plus Return, Study Says

A study published in June presents evidence in support of NAHB’s policy, which classifies a change in building codes as cost effective if it returns at least 10 percent in energy savings the first year. The study argues that a common alternative to NAHB’s policy, using the current mortgage rate to evaluate energy efficiency, is an unrealistic…

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Green Building is the Answer to the Housing Turnaround

The green building sector is offering some hope for the home building industry, which has battled sluggish sales in recent years that has practically brought new-home construction to a halt. But home builders that have opted for green construction are beating the odds and have even seen their market share rise slightly, according to panelists…

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HOW TO BUILD A CUSTOM HOME, Part 22: Windows

In this series, the professionals at the B.O.L.D. Company will take you through the process of building a custom home in the Greater Cincinnati – Northern Kentucky area. From plan and lot selection, to mortgage approval, to the actual construction, we’ll take you behind-the-scenes each week for an inside look at a different part of…

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HOW TO BUILD A CUSTOM HOME, Part 1: Why Build a Custom Home?

In this series, the professionals at the B.O.L.D. Company will take you through the process of building a custom home in the Greater Cincinnati – Northern Kentucky area. From plan and lot selection, to mortgage approval, to the actual construction, we’ll take you behind-the-scenes each week for an inside look at a different part of…

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New Energy Star Guidelines for 2011

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing new, more rigorous guidelines for new homes that earn the Energy Star label. Compared to the current Energy Star guidelines, the new requirements will make qualified new homes at least 20 percent more efficient than homes built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)…

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Green Features are Undervalued by Appraisers and Banks

Home builders are complaining that the appraisers and lenders aren’t willing to recognize the value of green building features. “What we’re finding is that the appraisal process, the lending process, the underwriting process for loans still hasn’t caught up with the market interest in green building,” says Kevin Morrow, senior program manager for the National…

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Trends in Green Building

The Earth Advantage Institute, a non-profit that certifies sustainable homes, identified these green-building trends, based on its relationships with builders, architects, real estate practitioners, and lenders. Read the whole list here. Smart grid and connected homes. The development of custom and Web-based display panels that show real-time home energy use, broken out by individual appliance…

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