For the sixth consecutive month, more builders have viewed market conditions as good than poor.
In all, 64.5 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of July and end of September were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $64,400.
Executive director Kurt Shickman says cool roofs don't contribute to global warming.
The city began implementing its Green Construction Ordinance in 2009 and has been steadily improving building codes over the last five years.
President Obama recently signed an executive order related to climate change and disaster-management efforts during severe weather events and other disasters.
A decentralized philosophy will be among the keys for unlocking the value of six brands that will be brought under TRI Pointe Homes’ roof with the $2 billion-plus acquisition of Weyerhaeuser Company’s home building division.
During the first public comment period, the response was overwhelmingly in favor of the new change that would set an energy-point floor for projects in a number of climate zones.
The proposed new code will increase the mandatory installation of occupancy sensors and daylighting controls to many new types of spaces in areas not covered by the 2012 IECC.
Green building and accessibility are the major themes of the 2013 updates to California’s construction codes that are set to take effect Jan. 1.
Carter Lumber Company closed 26 stores in Ohio and Indiana on Nov. 1 as part of a strategy to focus its capital on housing markets that offer more opportunities for growth.