Congress Rolls Back Volks Recordkeeping Rule
In a victory for NAHB and the small business community, Congress passed legislation in March that will force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reverse a recent recordkeeping rule that would harm small employers. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.

Younger Workforce Affects Construction Efficiency
As the labor market tightens, more home builders are turning to younger workers. But inexperienced workers can affect the quality of construction and the time it takes to complete construction projects, according to NAHB analysis of data collected through the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Tell Your Story for NAHB’s 75th Anniversary
2017 marks NAHB’s 75th anniversary, and it’s also a perfect opportunity to celebrate your contributions to the home building industry. Complete this simple form to tell us how your company or local home builders association has made history within the last 75 years. From epic achievements to smaller-scale accomplishments, make sure your story is part of NAHB’s anniversary.

Trump Signs Executive Order on Clean Power Plan
NAHB applauded President Trump’s recent executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency to rework the controversial Clean Power Plan rule. The executive order seeks to roll back regulations that could have resulted in the adoption of rigorous new building energy codes that would harm housing affordability while doing little to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Make Plans Now for the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference
Builders looking to send a message to Congress that it needs to take action to keep housing and the economy moving forward should mark their calendar for the most important grassroots event of the year — the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference. The day-long conference is on Wednesday, June 14, and coincides with the NAHB Midyear Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C.

National Green Building Standard Certifies 100,000th Home
The National Green Building Standard Green (NGBS) Certification Program has reached a major milestone with certification of the 100,000th home to meet its requirements. Located in the Peyton Stakes rental apartment community in Nashville, the home was built and developed by the Profitt Dixon partners and verified by Rachel Della Valle, an NGBS Green Master Verifier from Southern Energy Management.

Trump Budget Proposes Cuts to Energy Star Program
President Trump has released a proposed budget that includes cuts to a number of programs run by the Environmental Protection Agency – including the popular Energy Star certification program for new and remodeled homes and many home appliances.