The new standard could reduce carbon pollution by up to 34 million metric tons and reduce energy use by 46 percent.
Builders are considering a new standard higher than code-minimum but less demanding than LEED and other certifications.
According to Passive House thought leaders, a large-scale retrofit can improve CO2 levels by 80 percent over incremental changes
Making timely rent payments could help first-time home buyers improve their credit scores
Five hundred affordable housing units seal the deal for the 981-acre development.
As demand increases, responsibility for installation remains unclear.
The 85 percent recycled content includes videocassettes, jeans, and toothbrushes.
Student debt has surged 32 percent since 2007, while home ownership for those under 35 is down 7.4 percent from a decade ago
The number of households led by people in their 30s is projected to increase by 2.7 million in the next ten years.
Supporters believe programs could lead to loosened mortgage credit; others believe little will change