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

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Things You Can Do If the Slowdown Slowed You Down

Do You Know a Remodeler Who Deserves Recognition?

NAHB Averts End to Census Bureau Remodeling Data

As a result of action by NAHB, the U.S. Census Bureau announced last week that it will continue through the end of this year to make quarterly reports on the amount spent on improving and maintaining residential structures in the U.S.

After learning last year that the Census Bureau was planning to stop collecting data on residential remodeling and apply the annual $1 million cost of that effort to help improve coverage of the economy’s service sector, NAHB swung into action and alerted the agency of the importance of the remodeling information to the association’s economic research and policy analysis and to members who widely use the data to track developments in the industry.

Included in its remodeling findings, the Census Bureau publishes an annual report that breaks spending down by type of job. It also supplies the Bureau of Economic Analysis with the number it uses to generate the remodeling component of residential fixed investment, which totaled $178 billion, or about 1.5% of the gross domestic product, in 2006.

NAHB strongly advocated preserving the government’s remodeling data in letters, phone calls and meetings with members of Congress, the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce.

On Jan. 14, the Census Bureau informed NAHB that it had found enough savings elsewhere in its budget to keep producing residential remodeling statistics through 2008. However, it made no promises beyond 2008, and the victory may be only temporary.

For more information, e-mail Paul Emrath at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8449.



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