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NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America trains community leaders and honors local heroes

On Oct. 13, NeighborWorks America presented six individuals with its annual Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by community leaders. The recognition occurred during the NeighborWorks Community Leadership Institute, which strengthens the skills of residents and provides seed grants to help them execute action plans when they return home.
Capital Impact Partners

Capital Impact Partners Debuts New Guide for Building and Expanding Charter School Facilities

“How-to” Tool Aims to Help Charter School Operators Navigate the Facility Development Process from Concept to Financing Arlington, VA (October 11, 2017) — The process for...


Association Officials Urge Congress and the Trump Administration to Find Ways to Include New Investments As Part of the Tax Reform Proposal to Reverse Declining Infrastructure Investments, Boost Economy

Institute Bids Farewell to a Pioneering Industry Council

This past week, the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors voted to sunset the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC). Founded in 1980 as the Passive Solar Industries Council, the independent, non-profit organization that later became the SBIC was a pioneer advocate of the whole building approach to sustainable facilities.

Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The tax reform plan proposed by Republican leaders in Congress and the White House overlooks one of the best and most immediate ways to spur economic growth and help everyday Americans who have been left behind: reprioritizing and rebalancing federal housing policy.

Only Two Days before CFIRE Webinar Looks at Energy Use in Lending

It is not too late to register for the upcoming webinar, "Energy in Commercial Appraisals and Mortgages: Risk or Reward?," scheduled for 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET, Thursday, September 28, 2017. When it comes to the buying and selling of commercial real estate—a multi-step process that involves high stakes and numerous stakeholders—the energy performance of buildings is not usually top of mind.


Seventy percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that many firms are changing the way they operate, recruit and compensate, but cautioned that chronic labor shortages could have significant economic impacts absent greater investments in career and technical education

Webinar Looks at Capturing Energy Performance in Commercial Building Mortgages

When it comes to the buying and selling of commercial real estate—a multi-step process that involves high stakes and numerous stakeholders—the energy performance of buildings is not usually top of mind. An upcoming webinar by the National Institute of Building Sciences Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE) could bring the topic into higher focus.

Institute to Host Representative Hearing on Healthcare Facility Person-Centered Care

The nation’s healthcare environment is changing and facilities need to keep pace—particularly with the growth in a senior population in need of care. The design, construction and operation of healthcare facilities must respond to these needs and provide the environment necessary for effective delivery of quality, person-centered care.
NeighborWorks America

Philadelphia symposium on economic empowerment addresses financial challenges facing low- and moderate-income families

An Aug. 16 symposium in downtown Philadelphia will explore how knowledge and skills alone won't improve a person's financial situation; policies, programs and financial products are necessary to promote prosperity for more individuals and families.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Book Helps Value Green Commercial Real Estate

This new book is a valuable resource for those who want to keep up and stay ahead of the newest ideas and trends in commercial real estate, Appraisal Institute President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, wrote in the books foreword

State Legislators’ Resolution Shows Broad Backing For Federal Energy Efficiency Investments

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Kateri Callahan lauding the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for adopting a resolution Monday urging the U.S. Congress to fully fund the Department of Energy’s (DOE) appliance and equipment standards program. The resolution also seeks to ensure that the Department meets its statutory obligations to update energy efficiency standards regularly and to enforce manufacturer compliance with such standards
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it is making $38 million available to fight housing discrimination through the Department’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). The grants offered through three FHIP funding notices will support a variety of critical fair housing activities, including fair housing testing in the rental and sales market, public education efforts, capacity building, and education and outreach activities.

Real Estate Startup zavvie to Break with the Status Quo at Big Tech Show

A hot Colorado-based real estate tech startup is breaking with marketing convention by assembling some of the marketing world’s and real estate industry’s most accomplished professionals for a Learning Lab it’s presenting at the nation’s largest real estate technology conference, Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11.

RESO Fall Conference Set for San Diego Poised for a Sellout

One of the hottest real estate conferences in the housing industry, hosted by the Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, is headed to San Diego October 17-19, at the uber-hip Pendry San Diego in the heart of the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, where some 300 brokerage and technology leaders will converge to help set the course of current and future real estate data standards in the U.S. that powers more than 5 million home sales a year.
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National Digital Marketing Expert to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Using Facebook To Dominate Your Neighborhood” is the attention-grabbing title of the session that nationally-renowned digital marketing expert Jimmy Mackin, co-founder of Curaytor, will present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
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Bay Area Real Estate Expert Higashi Speaks At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Could Predictive Analytics Become Tomorrow’s QR Code?” is the thought-provoking title of a session that San Francisco General Counsel and General Manager Abbie Higashi of McGuire Real Estate will co-present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
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Blogging & Marketing Expert Elias to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Stop Blogging! How To Build A Hyperlocal Content Machine” is the compelling title of the session that DC area real estate industry promoter, marketer and influencer Heather Elias will co-present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.

August 25 BSSC Webinar Will Look at Seismic Design of Masonry

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host the sixth webinar in its 2017 series sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The free webinar, “Seismic Design of Masonry with the 2015 NEHRP Provisions,” will be held Friday, August 25, 2017, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET (11:00 am to 12:00 pm PT).
Eric Stegemann

Real Estate Strategist Stegemann to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Real Leads Are Back: How Social Lead Gen Change Will Change The Way You Look At Lead Gen Forever” is the hot topic that Eric Stegemann, CEO & Director of Strategy of Chicago-based TRIBUS, will address at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.

Don’t Miss the Chance to Present at BEST5, Deadline August 1

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and the Building Enclosure Council – Philadelphia invite you to submit abstracts for papers by August 1, for presentation at the fifth BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science and Technology™ (BEST5), to be held April 16 – 18, 2018, at the historic Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

365 Connect Introduces Twenty-First Century Solution to Affordable Housing Industry with Release of Comprehensive...

365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced today the release of a comprehensive industry study on the utilization of resident services in affordable housing. The study, Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing Resident Services - Twenty-First-Century Solutions, brings into focus the future of delivering services through web-based platforms.

Next BSSC Webinar Will Look at New Ground Motion Requirements of ASCE 7-16

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host a special webinar to address the newest ground motion requirements of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) standard, ASCE 7-16: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the free webinar, “New Site-Specific Ground Motion Requirements of ASCE 7-16,” is scheduled for Friday, July 28, 2017, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET (11:00 am to 12:00 pm PT).

Study Shows India Can Integrate 175 GW of Renewable Energy into Its Electricity Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into India's grid by 2022.

KTGY Architecture + Planning Completes Sixth School Year Mentoring High School Students in Los...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning announced today the firm’s Los Angeles office has completed its sixth year of teaching and mentoring students attending Bell High School in the City of Bell, Calif.

Chapter 11 Practice after Jevic, Hospital Reorganizations, Foreclosures and More to Be Discussed at...

Me Featuring eight bankruptcy judges and many nationally recognized insolvency professionals, the 2017 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar will take place on August 23-24 at The Westin Cincinnati. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 13.5 hours of CLE (including 2 hours of ethics) while hearing the latest information from experts on a variety of key industry issues. Providing both a consumer and business track for program sessions, the Seminar also features a special reduced registration rate for consumer practitioners.

RECOM Strengths Its Top EU Manufacturer Position by Acquiring Sillia VL

On Thursday at 10:30, 32BJ SEIU, representing 18,000 property service workers in Massachusetts joined with Boston Teachers Union, representing 10,000 education professionals, and SEIU Local 888, representing over 8,000 public service and higher education workers in Massachusetts, to announce their joint endorsement of Lydia Edwards for the District 1 seat to represents the North End, Charlestown and East Boston

IAPMO to Serve as Building Innovation 2018 Technical Programs Sponsor

With planning underway for Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, the Institute welcomes the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) as the returning Technical Programs Sponsor. This is the third straight year that IAPMO has taken the role.

International Code Council to Be Top Sponsor for Building Innovation 2018

The International Code Council (ICC) has renewed its commitment to serve as the Conference Sponsor for Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo. To be held January 8-11, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., Building Innovation 2018 will unite representatives from across the industry to discuss strategies and seek solutions to Sustain, Strengthen, Secure.

Institute Issues Recommendations to the 45th President

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1974, the National Institute of Building Sciences has, from its beginnings, served as an authoritative source of information on building science and technology. More than four decades since its founding, this non-profit, non-governmental organization still brings the public and private sectors together to find solutions to make buildings better, safer, more economical places to live, work, play and learn.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Pushes for Federal Financial Incentives for Localities like D.C. that...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), ranking member of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, yesterday at a subcommittee hearing on building a 21st century infrastructure asked key stakeholders about increasing incentives for state and local governments, such as the District of Columbia, that move ahead on infrastructure projects without always waiting for full federal transportation and infrastructure funding.

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

The White House

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Leonard Wolfson to...

If confirmed, Leonard Wolfson of Connecticut will serve as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Wolfson has served as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Mortgage Bankers Association, where he helped the real estate finance industry recover from the financial crisis by advocating for a return to safe and sustainable lending.