National Home Builders Association
NAHB is a Washington, DC-based trade association representing more than 205,000 residential home building and remodeling industry members. Known as “the voice of the housing industry,” NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country.
NAHB Research Center
The NAHB Research Center, wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders, is the research and development leader in the home building industry. Government agencies, manufacturers, builders, and remodelers rely on the expertise and objectivity that are at the very heart of the Research Center and its activities. Uniquely positioned to facilitate invaluable liaisons – between builders and manufacturers, design professionals and housing research, and government and industry – the Research Center is dedicated to advancing housing technology and enhancing housing affordability for the benefit of all Americans. Find out more about our programs...
Idaho Building Contractors Association
The Idaho Building Contractors Association (IBCA) is a proactive trade association representing the home building industry - committed to promoting and protecting the American dream of home ownership As a voice of the industry, we provide education, information, and networking opportunities. We are dedicated to professionalism and the highest ethical standards in our industry
An Idaho Real Estate resource for finding New Homes and researching Home Builders. BuildIdaho.com is the most comprehensive resource for buying and building new homes in Idaho.
Locate Idaho New Subdivisions. Type of community, lot size, lot prices and starting home values displayed.
Research Idaho Home Builders including credentials, qualifications, experience and recommendations from home buyers.
Search Idaho Real Estate for your dream home. Includes homes for sale by Builder. Interactive maps. Gogle Streetview.
Find Credible Idaho Professionals with ratings and reviews, mortgage calculaor and more.
Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau serves the communities of the Boise area, greater Treasure Valley, Twin Falls and Magic Valley, Ontario, Oregon and vicinity. As a not-for-proft organization the purpose of the BBB is to initiate the highest ethical partnership between customers and businesses through education, self-regulation programs and service excellence
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has posed a challenge to the homebuilding industry - to build 220,000 high performance homes by 2012. The initiative is called the Builders Challenge, and homes that qualify must meet a 70 or better on the EnergySmart Home Scale (E-Scale). The E-Scale is a scale that allows homebuyers to understand - at a glance - how the performance of a particular home compares to that of others.
How can you benefit from the E-Scale in choosing your new home? You'll find the answers here, along with resources for learning more about home energy efficiency.
Building Science Corporation
Building Science Corporation specializes in building technology consulting. Our focus is preventing and resolving problems related to building design, construction and operation. We are internationally recognized for our expertise in moisture dynamics, indoor air quality, and forensic (building failure) investigations.
A new ENERGY STAR® qualified new home performs better for the homeowner and the environment thanks to a variety of energy-efficient features.
Chuck Miller Construction Inc. was an Energy Star 100% Partner until 2007 - the last year we built a new home.
Every new home we've built has earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are at least 30% more energy-efficient than homes built to the national energy code. Even in states with more rigorous energy codes, the U.S. EPA ensures that ENERGY STAR remains the symbol for energy-efficient performance. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes were independently verified by a third party to ensure they met ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines.
We are currently on "Inactive" Status. To maintain active status, a partner must qualify at least one home as ENERGY STAR every 12 months. Partners not meeting this requirement are placed on inactive status. Due to the downturn in new home construction, the majority of our work since 2008 has been residential remodeling.
However, Chuck Miller Construction Inc. remains committed to building energy-efficient homes and our partnership will be reactivated automatically once EPA receives a report from an accredited Home Energy Rating Provider indicating that we have built a new ENERGY STAR qualified home. We are currently designing two new homes for clients and both will be designed and built to meet or exceed Energy Star Standards.
Northwest Energy Star®
There is no better way to prove you are environmentally conscious than to live it every day—right in your own home. The ENERGY STAR label is awarded to homes that have been independently verified to be at least 15% more efficient than the state or local energy codes in the Northwest. These savings are typically achieved through a combination of:
Tight duct systems Upgraded heating and air conditioning systems ENERGY STAR qualified windows Increased insulation High-efficiency water heating equipment
ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and lighting can help you save even more energy and money.
Idaho Power - Energy Efficiency for Your Home
Idaho Power Company is all about electricity. Within this section of their site you can explore the world of Energy Efficiency for the latest resources and ideas on how to save money and energy, whether for your home or your business.
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
The Office of Energy Resources operates three residential programs to serve new construction, retrofits of existing homes, and manufactured modular homes.
The Office of Energy Resources loan program also targets Home Performance with Energy Star® projects.
Previously the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, PATH is now an online resource for homeowners and homebuyers, the homebuilding industry and federal agencies. PATH catalogs the best resources on advanced building technologies and practices to emerge from the decade-long public-private partnership, which ended in 2008.
You'll find case studies, technology profiles, links to articles and publications and tips for homeowners. All materials were current as of spring 2008.
U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
Energy & Environmental Building Association
EEBA promotes the awareness, education and development of energy efficient, environmentally responsible buildings and communities. The strength of the organization lies in the diversity and talent of its membership, which includes: architects, builders, developers, manufacturers, engineers, utilities, code officials, researchers, educators, and environmentalists.