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Summer is ideal time for homeowners To explore the benefits of rain barrels

PHILADELPHIA, PA - July 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging homeowners to explore the opportunity of introducing a rain barrel next to their homes this summer to help save precious water and help control storm water runoff.

Oregon and Idaho property managers failed to disclose lead paint hazards to renters

Seattle - June 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered three property management companies in Oregon and Idaho to pay more than $15,000 in federal penalties for failing to disclose lead-based paint hazards to renters

EPA provides $400,000 to Baltimore to assess brownfields properties for redevelopment

BALTIMORE, MD - June 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced $400,000 in brownfields assessment funding to the Baltimore Development Corporation, the city’s economic development agency, to identify and ...

HarenLaughlin Construction Company of Lenexa, Kan., to Pay $27,286 Penalty for Failure to Use...

Lenexa, Kan. - June 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- HarenLaughlin Construction Company, of Lenexa, Kan., has agreed to pay a $27,286 civil penalty to settle allegations that it failed to use proper lead-safe work practices during the renovation of a mult...

City of Minot (N.D.) receives $600K for property assessment, cleanup and redevelopment

Denver. CO - May 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the City of Minot as the recipient of $600,000 in Brownfields grant funds which will be used to assess and clean up properties downtown, including area...

EPA Announces Winner of the Energy Star National Building Competition

WASHINGTON – Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winner of its third-annual Energy Star National Building Competition. More than 3,000 schools, businesses,...

EPA Honors Winners of First-Ever Campus RainWorks Challenge / University of Florida and Illinois...

WASHINGTON, DC - April 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the four winners of the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a new design challenge created to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, planners and engineers to develop innovative green infrastructure systems that reduce stormwater pollution and support sustainable communities

EPA Announces U.S. Organizations Using the Most Green Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Green Power Partnership released an updated list of the Top 50 organizations that are choosing to use electricity from clean, renewable sources.

Groeller Painting Inc of St. Louis to Pay $23,000 Penalty for Failure to Use...

Lenexa, Kan. - March 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Groeller Painting Inc, of St. Louis, Mo., has agreed to pay a $23,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it failed to use proper lead-safe work practices during the renovation of a pre-1978 multifamily unit property, in violation of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP). The company also failed to notify residents about lead-based paint risks before the company or its subcontractors performed renovation work at their homes.

EPA Updates Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities

WASHINGTON, DC - February 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions data on its website, which provides public access to emissions data by sector, by greenhouse gas, and by geographic region such as county or state.

Federal Agencies Working to Make Homes Healthier / Improving housing quality can dramatically affect...

WASHINGTON, DC - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Several federal agencies today unveiled Advancing Healthy Housing – A Strategy for Action. White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman discussed the new plan during an event at the National Building Museum this morning.

EPA Warns Contractors to Get Certified Under the Federal Lead Renovator Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- If you are performing construction work for pay in a home, apartment, or child-occupied facility built before 1978, you MUST be certified and use lead safe work practices unless you prove through testing that the job will not disturb lead paint. These and other requirements are part of a federal regulatory program called the “Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (LRRP)” rule.

Southern California Landfill Recognized for Transforming Waste into a Green Community Asset

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Olinda Alpha Landfill for generating renewable energy from a local source while protecting the climate, providing energy savings and st...

St. Landry Parish Landfill Project Recognized for Transforming Waste into a Green Community Asset

DALLAS - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized St. Landry Parish Landfill for generating renewable energy from a local source while protecting the climate, providing energy savings and strengthening the economy.

Coca-Cola/Hickory Ridge and Watauga County Landfill Projects Recognized for Transforming Waste into a Green...

ATLANTA - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized two regional landfills for generating renewable energy from a local source while protecting the climate, providing energy savings and strengtheni...

Albracht Perma-Siding and Window Company of Omaha to Pay Penalty for Failure to Notify...

Lenexa, KS - January 09, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Albracht Perma-Siding and Window Co., of Omaha, Neb., has agreed to pay a $6,188 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that it failed to notify an Omaha couple about lead-based pain...

EPA Study Reveals Shift in Housing Developments Across the U.S. / More communities embrace...

WASHINGTON, DC - December 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new report examining residential construction trends in America’s metropolitan regions, which finds that nearly three out of four large metropolitan regions saw an increased share of new housing development in previously developed areas during 2005 - 2009 compared to 2000 - 2004.

EPA Honors Organizations for Supporting Green Power

WASHINGTON, DC - September 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its 12th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 24 Green Power Partners and three suppliers for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. For most municipalities, electricity usage is the single-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. By using green power, communities and businesses can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create local jobs, and improve public health.

EPA Grant Will Help Northampton Redevelop More Properties

PHILADELPHIA, PA - September 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced $650,000 in funding to Northampton County, Pa. This is the fourth EPA brownfields grant awarded to the County to clean up contaminated ...

Town of Wellesley Designated First Green Power Partner Community in Massachusetts

Boston, MA - September 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Town of Wellesley, Mass. has been selected by EPA as a Green Power Community, the first in Massachusetts, and the second in all of New England.

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.