Housing News

Florida Senate votes to preserve funds earmarked for affordable housing
April 01, 2015

Voters in Florida passed a law to dedicate a portion of real estate transaction to preserve nature

March 30, 2015

Some lawmakers have argued that some cities had exceeded their authority

U.S. residential sector installs record amount of solar power in 2014

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March 27, 2015

More than 1 gigawatt of solar power was installed

March 26, 2015

The possible increase may boost home buying in the near future

PHIUS to launch PHIUS + 2015 passive building standard on March 25

Photo: Tõnu Mauring/Flickr

March 24, 2015

The building energy performance target is in the “sweet spot” where cost effectiveness overlaps with aggressive energy and carbon reduction

March 23, 2015

Multifamily projects that pass a green certification will be granted a 10-basis-point reduction 

Utah bill to delay new residential code adoption from three to six years advances
March 20, 2015

The measure has support from city inspectors and others who say the current process is too cumbersome. 

March 19, 2015

Some engineers allegedly rewrote reports to enable insurers to reduce awards to policyholders.

Arizona utility adds demand charge for solar-powered users

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March 18, 2015

This new fee will be based on a solar user’s peak power demand during the month.

Dept. of Energy wants innovative ideas to boost energy efficiency in buildings
March 17, 2015

Website is a platform to bounce of ideas between designers, building scientists, and students.


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