Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Codes and Standards
Flooding in Baton Rouge, La., in August. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.
The projects began after a massive flood in 1983
Vancouver. Photo: domo k./Creative Commons.
All new buildings will have to be heated, cooled, and powered without any net emissions.
Rendering: Babcock Ranch.
A 75-megawatt solar farm will provide power for Babcock Ranch during the day.
Photo: Tammy Strobel/Creative Commons.
The house sits on a trailer, and is therefore classified as a mobile home.
Flooding in Baton Rouge in August 2016. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.
FEMA said up to $33,000 will be allotted for those affected by the storm, but most payments are more likely to be between $9,000 and $10,000.
Shishmaref, Alaska. Photo: Bering Land Bridge National Preserve/Wikimedia Commons.
The move is estimated to cost $180 million. Dozens of other Alaskan villages are also threatened by rising sea levels.
Houses in San Jose, Calif. Photo: Sean O'Flaherty/Wikimedia Commons.
A montly rent of $6,200 in Palo Alto forced city planner Kate Downing and her husband to move 40 miles away to Santa Cruz.
Student loan debt and memories of the housing crash are likely causes for the dip in ownership.
Photo: Brett VA/Creative Commons.
The DOE is implementing the Buildings-to-Grid Program on a national level.
Photo: Theodore Scott/Creative Commons.
Utility bills are a major household expense, costing more than $2,500 for the typical American family.