Town Hall Tour 2020

Mark your calendars for the upcoming NCHBA Town Hall Tour 2020. We’re traveling to 10 stops, representing our 10 NCHBA regions, on the upcoming tour.

We invite our members to come network with NCHBA Senior Officers and staff, learn about the value of membership, and ask questions about the issues facing North Carolina’s home building industry.

Please RSVP to your Regional Vice President listed next to the location below. Not sure what your region is? Click here to find your region.

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Affordable High Performance

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series focused on sustainable/green building provided by members of NCHBA’s Green Building Council.

By Randall Lanou, BuildSense Design + Construction

There is no need to reinvent the wheel – or the high performance house. For more than 10 years, Habitat for Humanity and System Vision have been delivering well-built affordable homes that use very little energy. The guaranteed heating and cooling costs for the Builder’s Blitz houses built last year for Durham Habitat for Humanity families is $31 per month for one and $26 per month for the other. Wow. That is not a typo.

How does Habitat for Humanity do it?

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$9,000 In Cash For Building A Better House?

By Randall Lanou, BuildSense Design + Construction

High performance home builders working in the Duke Energy Progress area are eligible for up to $9,000 in cash through the Duke Energy Residential New Construction Program. Duke’s Residential New Construction Program provides cash incentives to builders and developers who build new energy-efficient homes and multi-family residences in their service territory. You may choose to participate in one of two types of incentives.  

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Who Leans Green?

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts about sustainable/green building provided by members of NCHBA’s Green Building Council.

Women and millennials lean green. For women, the health and wellbeing of their families is the most important driver for behavior. Millennials are more environmentally and globally conscious. Builders will be most successful selling green homes when the superior performance and livability of the home (e.g., that it is efficient, healthy, and comfortable) is emphasized; the “greenness” is third party certified; and a commitment to sustainability is woven into the builder’s corporate responsibility.

Couple this information with two facts. One, women make 91% of home decisions (Harvard Business Review). Two, Millennials now represent the largest cohort of home buyers (37%, National Association of Realtors’ 2019 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report). Maybe we should listen to what they want!

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Builders Classic Golf Tournament To Benefit Scholarships

Connect with home building professionals and raise money to benefit scholarships for the future of our industry.

The 18th Annual Builders Classic Golf Tournament is Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh. Cost is $125 per player, including green fees, cart fees, beverage cart and lunch.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit scholarships for two- and four-year college students pursuing a degree in a construction-related field. Since 2002, more than $150,000 has been awarded to 63 deserving college students.

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