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DOE Seeks Proposals for Residential Retrofit Projects
Building America, a program of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, seeks proposals for multidisciplinary expert teams to tackle reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or decarbonizing, existing homes of several U.S. regions. Projects will address technical challenges through field validation and demonstration,… more
Construction Jobs Rise While Employers Struggle with Labor Shortage
A major increase in construction jobs has employers struggling to find enough crew workers to handle projects. In March, reports showed a plunge in construction opportunities. Now, a little over a month later, the issue is a lack of available workers to fill an influx of construction job openings. The problem has become so significant that some… more
Rebuilding Together to Lead Over 1,000 Repair Projects For National Rebuilding Month
Each April, Rebuilding Together brings together volunteers across the nation for National Rebuilding Month, an annual call to service, to help solve the urgent need for safe homes and communities for those in need. This year, Rebuilding Together affiliates will work with over 14,000 volunteers – veterans, older adults, families, and disaster… more
We’re Sponsoring the Cal Poly Pomona Team in the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon!
The National Institute of Building Sciences is proud to announce sponsorship of the Cal Poly Pomona team participating in the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon 2023 (OCSD23). OCSD23 challenges university teams to design and build model solar-powered homes that address climate change and California’s housing needs. It aims to empower future… more
Off-Site Construction Council to Form Subcommittees
Off-site construction is the planning, design, fabrication, and assembly of building elements at a location other than their final installed location to support the rapid and efficient construction of a permanent structure. It often is characterized by an integrated planning and supply chain optimization strategy. The NIBS Off-Site Construction… more