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.
Texas and U.S. flags on display in downtown Houston. Texas is a red state. Photo: Matthew Colvin de Valle/Creative Commons.
The median household income is higher in blue states
Standalone dwellings that share lots with larger main houses could offer affordable living options and help alleviate housing shortages in major cities.
By providing a simplified list of compliance options, the EPA’s Streamlined Stormwater Compliance Guide will save smaller builders time and money
Now available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: regular monthly reports about small-scale distributed solar PV electricity generation
The Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employers Act will reduce burdens from the Affordable Care Act on many midsize employers
Affected counties can be found from Washington to Massachusetts
State senator Fran Pavley's pollution reduction bill meets with opposition from the California Building Industry Association
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)
Some participating teams constructed homes that address resiliency toward environmental changes and disasters in their respective home regions
Better working conditions outside the U.S., as well as restrictive immigration policies, are hurting the labor supply
The lack of a reliable lead paint test kit continues to have potentially disastrous consequences for homeowners