Victories for Better Buildings and Climate Policies in 2022

Victories for Better Buildings and Climate Policies in 2022 The year 2022 brought unprecedented new policies to accelerate efficient green buildings. We started off with a typical busy first half of the year, helping to improve and advance state and local green building policy… Read More United States Green Building Council https://www.usgbc.org/articles/victories-better-buildings-and-climate-policies-2022

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How Green Building Policy Could Evolve in 2023

How Green Building Policy Could Evolve in 2023 Reducing carbon emissions from building materials and construction will likely draw more local and state policy attention. Read More Green Home Builder Magazine https://www.utilitydive.com/news/building-decarbonization-policy-embodied-carbon-green-materials/641340/

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Empire Communities Acquires Green Building Initiative ERTH

Empire Communities Acquires Green Building Initiative ERTH ERTH’s initial focus aims to enhance homebuyers’ health and well-being by creating improved indoor air quality while reducing environmental impact through sustainable building practices. Read More Remi Network https://www.reminetwork.com/articles/erth-empire-communities-green-building/

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Specialized Opt-In Energy Code Pushes Massachusetts Towards a More Sustainable Future

Specialized Opt-In Energy Code Pushes Massachusetts Towards a More Sustainable Future The Department of Energy Resources updated its building energy code to include a new Specialized Opt-in Code for buildings as part of the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Read More Daily Free Press https://dailyfreepress.com/2023/01/25/specialized-opt-in-energy-code-pushes-massachusetts-towards-a-more-sustainable-future/

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1-31-2023: MetroIntelligence Economic Update by P. DUFFY

MetroIntelligence Economic Update by P. DUFFY Pending home sales improve for the first time since last May, but still down 33.8 percent year-on-year Pending home sales improved for the first time since May, up 2.5% from November. Month-over-month, contract signings fell in the Northeast and Midwest but climbed in the South and West. Pending sales declined in all regions compared to one year ago, falling 33.8%. https://www.nar.realtor/newsroom/pending-home-sales-increased-2-5-in-december-ending-six-month-slide   December PCE Index shows inflation continuing to ebb, up 5.0 percent year-on-year The Fed-preferred PCE Index rose 0.1% in December, the same…

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Setting the Mood

Setting the Mood Creamy neutrals, nature-based tones, moody darks and black are flipping the color story from cool to warm. Read More Kitchen & Bath Design News https://www.kitchenbathdesign.com/setting-the-mood/

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