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October 31, 2013

Multiple Units, Multiple Benefits: Multifamily Certification to the NGBS

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has broad applicability for projects of all sizes and designs, including single-family homes and multifamily buildings, and both new construction and rehab/remodel projects. This post breaks down perhaps the “best kept secret” of the NGBS - the option for multifamily rehab projects. 

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Green Building, Energy Performance, Building Practices

October 17, 2013

Not Your Average Product Torture Device: Home Innovation's Large-Scale UTM

Think all Universal Test Machines are the same? Think again. Find out more about our large-scale Southwerk-Emery UTM, one of the workhorse pieces of equipment in our product testing lab.

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Product Testing, Building Products, Building Practices, Building Codes

October 3, 2013

Good, Fast, or Cheap - Why Choose?

The old adage says consumers can pick two — good, fast, or cheap. So if you want good + fast, the result will be expensive. Contrary to this common belief, when designing NGBS Green Certification our goal was to deliver a program that met all three criteria. Find out how we've met this goal.

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Green Building, Marketing, Energy Performance, Building Practices, Homebuyer Preferences