Housing News

November 25, 2015

Easy-to-use tables are provided in CCWD for determining maximum building size

Gypsum Association releases guidance document on abuse resistant and impact-resistant panels

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

November 23, 2015

Abuse-resistant gypsum panel products feature a higher density gypsum core than regular wallboard

Energy efficiency should be considered in home appraisals
November 20, 2015

A new DoE white paper says home appraisers are unlikely to recognize the value of energy efficiency features

Builders seeing higher profits on houses with smart-home technology
November 13, 2015

Security and convenience are the primary drivers for smart home technology

S.F. Bay area bans wood-burning devices in all new homes
November 12, 2015

Up to $3 million in rebates is pledged to help cover some costs of replacing residents’ wood-burning devices

November 11, 2015

The act has the potential to help streamline programs for low-income homebuyers and renters

Budget bill provision raises OSHA fines for first time in 25 years
November 10, 2015

OSHA has not announced the exact increase, but it could be as much as an 80% jump

White paper promotes private and public incentives for improved disaster resilience

Boone County Fire Protection District in Joplin, Mo., after the 2011 tornado. Photo: KOMUNews/Wikiemdia Commons

November 09, 2015

The white paper makes the case that the most cost-effective manner to achieve resilience is through a holistic and integrated set of public, private, and hybrid programs

Developer will use driverless electric cars to build pedestrian-friendly community
November 06, 2015

The proposed 1,700-unit community would be built in five phases

Homes marketed with green features sell for more than homes lacking them
November 05, 2015

High-performance homes marketed with green features sold for an average of 3.46% more than homes without them


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