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Forbes | Top Three Challenges Of Reporting ESG, For Construction And Beyond

The construction industry is increasingly under pressure—both internally and externally—to implement environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting programs. August 30, 2023.

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Miami Herald | Next-generation building materials can keep South Florida homes cool and cut energy costs

Reflective roof coatings, permeable pavements, heat-proof windows that bounce away the sun’s energy, super efficient air conditioning units that burn less electricity to tame increasing temperatures. August 27, 2023.

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PBS | Why these ‘climate haven’ cities aren’t yet ready for more extreme weather events

Southeast Michigan seemed like the perfect “climate haven.”. That sense of living through unexpected and unprecedented disasters resonates with more Americans each year, we have found in our research into the past, present and future of risk and resilience. August 26, 2023.

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Forbes | A Simple Road Map For Sustainable Development

We need to reassess how we are creating and engaging in our built environment and analyze how that environment affects not only our productivity but our communities, our health, our families and nature. August 15, 2023.

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NPR | Plugged In: How The IRA Is Changing Housing In America

The average American home generates roughly 10 thousand kilowatt hours of electricity every year according to the Energy Information Administration. That’s the same amount of electricity it would take to run 67 desktop computers constantly for a year. August 15, 2023.

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CleanTechnica | Pathways To Equity & Savings For Low-Income Households

How tax incentives and updated standards are changing home construction. August 4, 2023.

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SmartcitiesDive | New housing crisis measures announced by Biden administration

Federal money for removing housing production barriers, such as through zoning reform, and encouraging commercial-to-residential conversions are among the new measures. August 4, 2023.

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UtilityDive | DOE opens up $8.5B to states, territories for home efficiency, electrification rebate programs

The programs require minimum allocations for low-income households, which experts say will help ensure underserved communities benefit from the “unprecedented opportunity.”. July 31, 2023.

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Bloomberg | Developers Forecast Major Affordable Housing Drought in 2025

High prices and rising interest rates are leading to financing gaps and delays that could trigger a crash in the supply of new affordable housing. June 19, 2023.

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CNBC | The shortage of houses is hitting some people and areas harder than others

Even in a housing market that has slowed significantly due to rising mortgage rates, the supply of homes for sale is about half of what it was in 2019. June 8, 2023.

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Department of Energy | Energy Efficiency: Buildings and Industry

Energy efficiency is the use of less energy to perform the same task or produce the same result. Energy-efficient homes and buildings use less energy to heat, cool, and run appliances and electronics, and energy-efficient manufacturing facilities use less energy to produce goods. June 8, 2023.

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TechCrunch | Real estate is facing a climate crisis, but there might be a way through

e are heading toward climate disaster, and experts predict that by 2030, the effects will be irreversible. The built environment — building, using and dismantling buildings — have a huge impact on climate change. In fact, the International Energy Agency estimates that real estate is responsible for around 38% of total global carbon dioxide and 36% of total global energy consumption. June 7, 2023.

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The Wall Street Journal | Demand for Prefabricated Apartments Climbs as Costs Balloon for Multifamily Development

More than 50,000 manufactured homes were shipped as of May, a 31% increase from the same period in 2020. October 18, 2022.

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Axios | The post-storm affordable housing crisis

Affordable housing in the U.S. typically diminishes after a disaster, and experts expect parts of southwest Florida will see the same following Hurricane Ian. October 5, 2022.

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Benzinga | Bill Gates’ Eco-Friendly Rebuttal: Vantem

Gates has long been a proponent of green energy and has poured countless money into battling climate change. So, it should come as no surprise that he’s using eco-friendly solutions to put his stamp on the housing market. October 5, 2022.

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Bloomberg | Affordable Housing Developers Look to the White House for Help

Construction costs and labor shortages have made it harder to build affordable housing. Now the Biden administration is urging cities to use American Rescue Plan funds to boost supply. August 26, 2022.

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Abc News | 30th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew: How modern-day storms carry same surprise factor as ‘The Big One’ 3 decades ago

The monster storm caused hundreds of thousands of people to lose their homes. August 24, 2022.

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The New York Times | Bill Gates: We’re on the Verge of a Remarkable Moment for Congress and the Country

A changing climate, a changing world. Opinion. August 5, 2022.

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NPR | There’s a massive housing shortage across the U.S. Here’s how bad it is where you live

Home prices are up more than 30% over the past couple of years, making homeownership unaffordable for millions of Americans. July 14, 2022.

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The New York Times | The Housing Shortage Isn’t Just a Coastal Crisis Anymore

An increasingly national problem has consequences for the quality of American family life, the economy and the future of housing politics. July 14, 2022,

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