Category Archives: Innovation

Guest post: going green with gutter guards

Reduce, reuse, recycle. It’s not a slogan exclusive to paper, plastic, or glass anymore. Over the past 30 years, the recycling movement has evolved into a comprehensive initiative focused on limiting wasteful consumption of resources in all areas of our … Continue reading

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Universities to host panel on building community wealth

MIT and University of Maryland will convene a national conversation on May 8 about how an innovative business model can help anchor institutions in urban cities to drive economic development and build sustainable community wealth. A panel of presenters will … Continue reading

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NeoCon 2013 features The Outdoor Office

NeoCon returns June 10-12 to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for its 45th year with show components developed to educate, inspire and engage the design world. The show will feature more than 40,000 expected attendees, nearly 100 CEU-accredited seminars, thousands of new … Continue reading

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IBS, KBIS to co-locate in 2014

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will co-locate the International Buildilers’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas beginning in February 2014. The two events … Continue reading

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NAHB Announces National Green Building Awards Winners

Several builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals were honored yesterday as winners of the National Green Building Awards given by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The awards were presented during the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in … Continue reading

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Housing outlook brightens but faces headwinds

The housing upturn that took root last year is expected to pick up momentum in 2013 but headwinds along a number of fronts could impede the pace of the recovery, according to economists speaking at the International Builders’ Show in … Continue reading

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A New Year’s resolution for housing

Viewed daily, the stock market looks like a roller coaster. Viewed from a longer period, the market charts a smoother path that indicates a trend. The housing market appears to follow the same course. Extrapolated from a single month, statistics … Continue reading

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Builders: market growing but challenges remain

Upward trends in recent months among a number of housing indicators point to a slow and steady growth in the nation’s housing market in 2013, but several challenges remain, according to the latest economic and housing forecast by David Crowe, … Continue reading

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USGBC gets Google grant to promote health

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has received a $3 million grant from Google that it hopes will will catalyze the transformation of the building materials industry and accelerate the creation of healthier indoor environments. “Healthy, non-toxic building materials are … Continue reading

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KBIS calls for speakers

The National Kitchen & Bath Association wants to hear from experts as potential presenters in the first-ever Voices from the Industry Conference Session Series, set to launch at KBIS 2013 in New Orleans. The series will consist of 70 conference … Continue reading

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