Texas and U.S. flags on display in downtown Houston. Texas is a red state. Photo: Matthew Colvin de Valle/Creative Commons.

September 26, 2016

The median household income is higher in blue states


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August 08, 2016

Standalone dwellings that share lots with larger main houses could offer affordable living options and help alleviate housing shortages in major cities.

The EPA has announced the release of a voluntary Construction General Permit compliance template for residential lots disturbing 1 acre or less
January 15, 2016

By providing a simplified list of compliance options, the EPA’s Streamlined Stormwater Compliance Guide will save smaller builders time and money

The U.S. Energy Information Administration makes regular monthly reports available of small-scale distributed solar PV generation.
January 15, 2016

Now available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: regular monthly reports about small-scale distributed solar PV electricity generation

President Obama signs the Pro­­tecting Affordable Coverage for Em­ployers (PACE) Act on Oct. 7, 2015
December 15, 2015

The Pro­­tecting Affordable Coverage for Em­ployers Act will reduce burdens from the Af­fordable Care Act on many midsize employers 

Fannie and Freddie to Raise Loan Limits in 29 Costly Counties
November 30, 2015

Affected counties can be found from Washington to Massachusetts

California Senate Bill 32
October 13, 2015

State senator Fran Pavley's pollution reduction bill meets with opposition from the California Building Industry Association

Solar Decathlon 2015 Prototype Homes Open for Tours

Farhana Rahman of the New York City College of Technology sands the rails that supports the team's ramp on Day 9 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

October 09, 2015

Some participating teams constructed homes that address resiliency toward environmental changes and disasters in their respective home regions

September 22, 2015

Better working conditions outside the U.S., as well as restrictive immigration policies, are hurting the labor supply

Lead paint peeling off wood
July 29, 2015

The lack of a reliable lead paint test kit continues to have potentially disastrous consequences for homeowners


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