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Remodelers play a critical role in driving energy savings
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
U.S. homeowners want energy savings, but they aren’t the ones initiating the discussion. Results from our January 2015 Remodeling Business Pulse Survey indicate that the majority of NARI members (8 in 10) regularly talk with homeowners about incorporating energy efficiency into their projects.
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NARI arrives in the Quad Cities
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
The NARI Quad Cities chapter held its grand opening luncheon on June 26 in Davenport, Iowa. In addition to having its members, prospective members and NARI HQ staff in attendance, the local ABC affiliate WQAD came too.
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NARI University
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
NARI National is excited to present a variety of complimentary webinars during the next few months. Check out the list below and start taking advantage of the educational benefits NARI has to offer! Certified members can apply one CEU toward certification renewals for each webinar attended. All NARI U events are presented from 12 to 1 p.m. Central.

July 28: Business valuation: What is your business worth?
August 20: Residential ventilation: Understanding home ventilation
September 8: Enclosed spaces: The new OSHA rules
September 29: NFRC: Understanding window ratings

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Industry stalwarts to speak at the NARI Fall Leadership Summit
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
In addition to Kayleen McCabe, host of DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation, we’re pleased to announce that Robb Best of Elkay, and Tom Liebhardt, Senior VP of Marketing of Sherwin-Williams have been confirmed as speakers for the NARI Fall Leadership Summit, Sept. 9-11 in Cleveland. View the complete Summit schedule and make your plans to attend.
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OSHA issues temporary enforcement policy for confined spaces in construction
OSHA
On July 9, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a 60-day temporary enforcement policy of its Confined Spaces in Construction standard, which becomes effective Aug. 3, 2015. The agency is postponing full enforcement of the new standard to Oct. 2, 2015, in response to requests for additional time to train and acquire the equipment necessary to comply with the new standard.
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Take advantage of savings through The Home Depot Rebate Program
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If you’re not part of The Home Depot Rebate Program, you’re missing out on 2 percent cash back on all purchases. For a company that spends $30,000 per year, that’s $600 in cash! Use your rebate toward your NARI membership dues, buy some new tools or just put in your wallet.
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Raise the bar at R|D|J 2015
Remodeling Show
Registration is now open for the Remodeling Show | DeckExpo | JLC LIVE (R|D|J), Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at Navy Pier in Chicago. This premier event boasts an unmatched educational program, vast networking opportunities, and a lively expo floor featuring the latest tools and services for the residential construction industry. As a special bonus, all NARI members have the opportunity to register for complimentary exhibit hall access.
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Nominations open for 30 under 30 program
National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
The NKBA is currently searching for 30 outstanding individuals under the age of 30 who are passionate in their profession and forward-thinking toward their success in the kitchen and bath industry. Nominations are now open.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Aging boomers keep kitchen and bath remodels booming
By Michael J. Berens
Realtors are waiting on millennials to revive home sales. But when it comes to custom home building and remodeling, aging is where the action is. Whether they are looking to stay in place in their current homes or build the home of their dreams, baby boomers are investing in upgrades and modifications that will make their homes more accessible and supportive in the years ahead. And making kitchens and bathrooms age-friendly is at the top of their list.
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Home improvement companies divided on response to millennials
Professional Remodelers
Adam Bressler of Builders and Remodelers, a home improvement company in Minneapolis, arrived for the sales appointment only to find his prospect, a 30-something single homeowner who works out of this home, on a conference call. The house needed work. Windowsills were rotting, openings leaked air. Cedar siding in front and Masonite on the back and sides had similarly deteriorated.
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New report spots best regions for aging-in-place projects
Remodeling Magazine
Remodelers in the Northeast and Midwest will have the nation's best opportunities through 2025 to retrofit homes with the types of accessibility features that America's aging population increasingly will require, a new white paper from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University predicts.
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Interior designs slowly veering toward the cool and casual look
By Archita Datta Majumdar
It seems casual chic has really arrived in the 21st century. An increasing number of designers are veering away from the rigid trends of sticking to a genre or style in their projects. Instead, their work seems to be more of a blend between their tastes and client preferences. The formality associated with interior design and décor are slowly disappearing. The result is a surprising blend of style and comfort, a cozy live-in atmosphere that most millennials seem to prefer.
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