Energy Efficiency & Green Building

Builders' Circle Blog: Don’t duck in the attic!

Yes, I have the title right. I meant “duck” (as to move, to avoid). I know the title doesn’t seem to make sense because we do want to duck in the attic, don’t we? If you have ever hit your head in the attic, it was an accident, you were not thinking or paying attention, ... Read More

Builders' Circle Blog: Is that Santa Up on the Roof?

No Santa, no red suit, no “Ho, Ho Ho”…in fact there is almost no sound at all on this roof. The color up there is a yellowish brown and is the gift that keeps on giving year-round. What’s “up on the roof top”, you ask? It is open cell spray foam, found on the under-side ... Read More

Builders' Circle Blog: Do People Dream in Color?

It is an old question, but it seems Yahoo has figured it out. In a 2012 Yahoo study it was discovered that Americans today dream of a “Green” home. They found that 81% of Americans want to own a home and 50% of them want it to be “Green.” The second favorite “dream” was a ... Read More

Builders Circle Blog: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

We all have things we would rather not think about. Three that come to mind are taxes, dental appointments, and Crawl Spaces. Even though we may not like to think about any of these, the last two are definitely in the “do not like to go there” category. Are you surprised to find Crawl Space ... Read More

Builders Circle Blog: How to Save $6 and Build a Better House!

Building green is about building better. It involves selecting the best of renewable resources, energy efficiency, conservation, sustainability…and simplicity. The biggest enemy of accomplishing these is habit. “The way we always do it” is hardly ever changed because “that’s the way we’ve always done it”. But in the first HBA Habitat Green Verified house it ... Read More

HBA Home Remodeling Expo Opens with Media Attention

The HBA of Greater Springfield's 2011 Home Remodeling Expo Opened Friday to larger than anticipated crowds amid positive local media attention.  Coverage on KOLR/KOZL (watch video by clicking here), the Springfield Business Journal, and the Springfield News-Leader (early-week and late-week) helped set the stage for a successful weekend. It was a busier-than typical opening Friday ... Read More

Home Remodeling EXPO Opens FRIDAY! "NEW PRODUCTS" Showcase & MORE

PLANNING NOTE TO MEDIA:   To schedule on-sight media interviews, live shots, video, photography, etc (for during the show and/or in advance), contact Matt Morrow (cell/text: 417-838-7009). Market research consistently confirms that the majority of trade show attendees are coming to see what is new in the market. They won't be disappointed at the Home ... Read More

Greening Midwest Communities Conference Coming in October – Register Now!

The second annual Greening Midwest Communities Conference will be held on October 18-19 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, Jefferson City, Missouri.  Collaborate and learn with building, development, and storm water professionals from across the Midwest.  This 2-day conference brings together members of industry, municipalities, and agencies working in many aspects of community ... Read More

Builders Circle: Foundations and More!

Wow, what a week it has been.  From 6:00am Monday morning getting ready to pour all the footings to applying dampproofing on Friday morning, we have made some progress.  In addition to these photos from this week, more jobsite pictures can be viewed on the project's Facebook page. A special THANK YOU to these great ... Read More

HBA in Joplin Hosts First "Meet the Builders" Show on Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JOPLIN --The Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri will present the first ever “Meet The Builders Show” on Thursday, August 11, 2011. Designed to bring victims of the tornado together with qualified, reliable builders, this show will give the public an opportunity to interview builders, while reviewing their portfolios and gathering information ... Read More

HBA/Habitat Builders' Circle Projects Break Soggy Ground

It was a cold and rainy day for a groundbreaking, but that didn't stop representatives of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Metropolitan National Bank and Bancorp South from celebrating the start of the first two homes of Habitat's new Builders' Circle development. The official groundbreaking ceremony took place ... Read More

HBA Members Invited to Habitat 'Builders Circle' Groundbreaking

Members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at 9:00am. This groundbreaking ceremony will officially launch the "Builders' Circle" program, a partnership with the local construction industry, area businesses, and various financial supporters and volunteers. In fact, the Home Builders Association of ... Read More

NAHBgreen.com Overhauled: New Tools for Consumers & Professionals

Comprehensive green building information is available at NAHB's revised www.NAHBGreen.com website. The newly redesigned website combines the educational resources of NAHB with information about the NAHB Research Center’s green building certification program. The most updated information about green building techniques, educational programs, best practices and the National Green Building Standard can be found at www.NAHBGreen.com. “NAHBGreen is ... Read More

SBJ: Builders Circle pairs HBA, Habitat for Humanity

Full article available at sbj.net By: Sarah Bennett SBJ Contributing Writer 2/28/2011 A land donation from Metropolitan National Bank has paved the way for a new housing development and a partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Springfield and construction related groups such as the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield. Metropolitan donated a cul-de-sac with ... Read More

HBA Launches New Blog to Track Builders’ Circle Progress

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield on Friday (2/25) launched a new blog for the purpose of following and tracking progress on its recently announced Builders' Circle project partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Springfield. The HBA's Builders' Circle Project Blog can be found on the new Springfieldhba.com. In January 2011, the HBA of Greater Springfield announced ... Read More