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PB September 1999

Green and Growing

In a recent edition of Nation’s Building News, articles on resource-efficient construction started on the top of the first page.

A Conservation Community

The first principle of conservation in real estate development is the protection of land.

Shelter Doctors

The human condition is an interesting one. For mere survival, our needs are few: food, water and shelter. It doesn’t take much more than that to sustain a body.

Beach Housing Bull's-Eye

A builder would probably not be surprised if a development priced more than $100,000 below the median average sold briskly - especially in Huntington Beach, Calif.

DeLuca and Berwind Acquire Realen Homes

DeLuca Enterprises and Berwind Property Group acquired Realen Homes, based in Ambler, Pa., in June for an undisclosed amount.

One on One With Dianne Walsh Astry

Initially, home builders thought participants in the Health House effort for better indoor quality were crazy radicals, remembers Dianne Walsh Astry, one of the folks taking the brunt of that early negative reaction.

Greenest of All

The most remarkable aspect of Dewees Island is the way developer John Knott sells greenness, and how well that sales pitch works.

Designers Savor the Joys of Bicycle Riding

Clayton Preston, Robert Reed and Greg Ramsey, the principals of Village Habitat Design in Atlanta

Midwest Shows Permit Gains

Building permits nationwide were issued at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.621 million units during June, a 1.9% increase over the month and 5.9% above the total for June 1998.

Homes Take Shape at Design Center

Following in the footsteps of other large-volume builders, Richmond American Homes of Irvine, Calif. opened a full-scale design center, HomeShaper Gallery, in Yorba Linda in June 1998.

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