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Environmental

Arizona Developers Are Building Through a Drought, but at What Cost?

New development projects in Western states like California and Arizona could supply housing for thousands of new residents, but a waning water supply may not sustain them

Smart + Resilient Cities

The U.S. Cities With the Lowest and Highest Energy Bills

While some metros are feeling the sting of rising energy costs as a result of climate change and backed up supply chains, others are seeing their progressive climate initiatives paying off

Planning + Development

San Diego County Approves Home Building Measure That Will Waive VMT Analysis

New San Diego housing plans won’t require developers to pay for analysis or mitigation for ‘vehicle miles traveled’

Environmental

Roughly 1 in 10 American Homes Were Impacted By Natural Disasters in 2021

Climate emergencies are becoming a major priority for homeowners in high-risk areas, especially after one of the most destructive years for severe weather on record in 2021

Environmental

Climate Emergencies Are Pushing Insurance Rates Higher for Migrating Retirees

Homes at risk of extreme weather emergencies are becoming harder to insure, forcing some homeowners to accept higher rates, and leaving others entirely without coverage

Environmental

Most Green Buildings Aren’t Actually Carbon-Neutral, Experts Say

The truth about carbon-neutral building proves that builders still have a long way to go to combat costly emissions, but with new innovations popping up every day, a net-zero future is in reach

Environmental

Climate Cooling Technologies Put to the Test Against Deadly Phoenix Temperatures

Phoenix is notorious for its hot desert climate, but peaking summer temperatures offer a harrowing glimpse into the future of climate change in Arizona’s capital city.

Environmental

Climate Change Threatens Lumber Production as Prices Reach a New Peak

When it comes to lumber prices, the detrimental implications of climate change may outweigh even the heavy hand of the coronavirus

Solar

GAF Energy Introduces Easy-Install Solar Shingles

How Timberline Solar roofing could radically speed up the adoption of home solar

Housing Policy + Finance

New California Solar Proposal Met With Backlash From Climate Activists

California is proposing big changes to rooftop solar incentives, but its new initiative may not be beneficial for all

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