Housing News

May 19, 2015

The department will fund projects that primarily focus on solutions for the hot/humid, mixed humid, and cold climate zones

House negates proposed new EPA rule to expand waters subject to Clean Water Act
May 18, 2015

Builders and others objected to the rule, saying it would include ponds, creeks, and ditches on private property

South Dakota city considers soil testing requirement for new residences

Photo: Steve Adcuk/Wikimedia Commons

May 15, 2015

Soil testing is already required for commercial structures in Rapid City

New OSHA rule aimed at protecting construction workers in confined spaces
May 13, 2015

The agency says the rule could protect nearly 800 construction workers a year from serious injuries

May 11, 2015

The initiative intends to validate residential energy efficiency improvements to help Missouri homeowners save energy

May 08, 2015

The standards give North American builders much wider latittude

Green home certification program certifies 50,000th home
May 07, 2015

The program has helped to make green building more mainstream

California’s first Zero Net Energy community in development
May 06, 2015

The homes will feature solar panels, HVAC systems, water heating equipment, heat pumps and integrated fresh air ventilation

May 04, 2015

The methodology includes an energy savings assessment

Fannie Mae offers new program for first-time homebuyers of bank-owned properties
May 01, 2015

Buyers can save up to 3 percent of closing costs


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