NBN Online for the week of January 21, 2008

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In This Issue:

Front Page
NAHB, Administration in Sync on Housing Legislation Need
Builders: Today’s Rate Cut Is Tomorrow’s Sale
Avoid the Lines, Register Online for IBS by Friday, Jan. 25
NAHB Branding Online Survey Coming Soon
Coast to Coast
Falling Timbers: Good News for Builders, Buyers as Lumber Prices Hit Two-Year Low
Building Products
Lutron System Remotely Controls Home Lighting
Lubrizol Offers Versatile Water Distribution Manifold System
Sage Software Improves Visibility of Critical Business Data
Dow Structural Insulated Sheathing Faster to Install
Bose Entertainment System Integrates Seamlessly Into Home
Lennox Products Keep Indoor Air Clean and Comfortable
PERC Booth Shows Advantages of Propane Lifestyle
HGTVPro.com Interviews the Experts, Holds Panel on Color
Politics & Government
Green Mandate an Obstacle to HOPE VI Support
States Taking the Lead to Limit Home Foreclosures
Permit Process Remains Top Industry Concern Even in Downturn
Illegal Worker Crackdown a Threat to Businesses, Report Finds
Economics & Finance
Builders Cut Housing Starts Further in December
Builder Confidence Virtually Unchanged in January
NAHB Members Urged to Complete Economic Data Census Form
Useful Links to Monitor Economic and Housing Trends
IBS
Get Top-Level Survival Tips at ‘Executive Edge’ at IBS
Tips
Builders' Tip: Reduce Cleanup With This Paintbrush Garage
Business Management
Computer Labs at IBS Showcase Builder Technology
50Plus Housing
Madison’s Troy Gardens Builds a Sense of Community
Multifamily
Learn About Multifamily Forecast, Marketing at IBS
Remodelers
NAHB Averts End to Census Bureau Remodeling Data
Things You Can Do If the Slowdown Slowed You Down
Do You Know a Remodeler Who Deserves Recognition?
Building Systems
Quality, Not Speed, Important to Modular Home Buyers
Courses Provide Training on Proper Roof Installation
Commercial
Light Commercial Offers Challenges, Opportunities
Education
Education Calendar
Green Building
Green Building Standard Comments Due Feb. 4
Green Building Award Entries Deadline Soon
Design
Best in American Living Awards Fete Set for Feb. 12
Regulation
Rapanos Guidance Fails to End Wetlands Permit Confusion
Construction Safety
Safety Award Finalists Named, Ceremony Tickets Available
Labor
Industry Leaders to Recognize Job Corps Graduates
TV
HGTV Giving Away $2 Million Dream Home in Florida Keys
NAHB-Produced Programs on DIY, Fine Living and HGTV
Endowment
Charitable Contributions to Be Honored at Builders’ Show
Association News
Bob Moomey, Spokesperson Trainer for NAHB, Dies at 71
NAHB Board Meeting Set for Feb. 15 in Orlando
Introducing the Hertz Green Collection. Reserve and Conserve.
Dell to Give Double Discounts in February
UPS Offers Up to 30% Discount to NAHB Members on Shipping
Calendar of Events
NAHB Career Center

Related Articles

Lutron System Remotely Controls Home Lighting

Lubrizol Offers Versatile Water Distribution Manifold System

Sage Software Improves Visibility of Critical Business Data

Dow Structural Insulated Sheathing Faster to Install

Bose Entertainment System Integrates Seamlessly Into Home

PERC Booth Shows Advantages of Propane Lifestyle

HGTVPro.com Interviews the Experts, Holds Panel on Color

Lennox Products Keep Indoor Air Clean and Comfortable

Lennox Industries Booth W2159 at the Feb. 13-16 International Builders’ Show in Orlando is the place to find the latest products to promote optimal indoor air quality and comfort.

The manufacturer is putting the spotlight on three new products:

  • The Healthy Climate 16 air cleaner. Designed with the highest efficiency MERV 16 inline cartridge media filler, this air clearner removes more than 95% of allergy-aggravating particles as small as 1/25,000 of an inch in diameter — including pet dander, pollen, dirt, dust mites, bacteria, viruses and mold. The air cleaner is compatible with any HVAC system and does not require an additional power source.

    A SlimLine cabinet enables the air cleaner to be installed in even the tightest areas, and no cleaning is necessary.

  • The Lennox G71P gas furnace features innovative Precise Comfort technology that enables home owners to enjoy a consistently ideal environment regardless of the weather outside, thanks to precise control of airflow and heat. The G71P operates up to eight times quieter than its closest competitor.

    Designed for an energy rating of 95% AFUE, the G71P can cut energy bills by $1,000 a year. The furnace constantly monitors and automatically adjusts fan speed and heat demands to match the home’s needs, quietly and without wasting energy.

    The airflow of the G71P is adjusted in increments as small as 1%, with capacity ranging from 100% down to 40%. Each time the G71P cycles, it reviews past run time and output demands to make sure that the next heating cycle matches the home’s precise comfort requirements. As a result, the home stays perfectly comfortable on mild days, freezing days and all the days in between.

    The product’s innovative AirFlex technology provides for superior flexibility. Heating, cooling and fan-on settings can be adjusted to best suit the home owner’s lifestyle, home design and geographic location. A setting can be chosen to increase airflow during fan-on operation to compensate for cathedral ceilings or long duct runs, or to decrease it to minimize off-cycle re-humidification in more humid climates. Paired with a Lennox air conditioner or heat pump, the G71P can provide highly efficient, customized comfort year round.

  • Lennox’s Elite Series XC14 air conditioners use precision-engineered scroll compressors to help customers enjoy quiet, efficient and reliable cooling. A special compressor sound dampening system for smooth, quiet operation keeps customers cool and their property quiet.

    Designed for high efficiency ratings up to 16.20 SEER, the XC14 air conditioner helps reduce energy bills, and it incorporates the ozone-responsible R-410A refrigerant to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent environmental guidelines.

    Compatible with the company’s Humiditrol whole-home dehumidification system, the XC14 air conditioner helps control moisture and mold growth. Its SmartHinge louvered access panels protect coils better and make the system easier to service. Its durable, painted steel cabinet was built to last, making the XC14 an excellent way to keep customers happy for years.


For more information, visit Booth W2159, or click here.

Headquartered in Dallas, Lennox Industries is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.

This feature is solely for educational and informational purposes. Nothing on this page should be construed as policy, an endorsement, warranty or guaranty by the National Association of Home Builders of the featured product or the product manufacturer. The National Association of Home Builders expressly disclaims any responsibility for any damages arising from the use, application or reliance on any information contained on this page.


 

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