Education & Training

Sustainability and Technology Solutions Highlighted at BOMA’s Annual Conference

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will offer attendees of the upcoming 2015 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo, which takes place June 28-30 in Los Angeles.

Landscaping Can Drive Property Values, Appraisal Institute Says

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today encouraged homeowners to maintain their landscaping in order to potentially enhance their property’s value

Prepared Remarks of David H. Stevens at MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference and Expo

Good morning! We have an exciting event with the biggest crowd in a decade. It's great to be back in New York City. The energy of this town is infectious. Great to have this conference here and let that energy contribute to a great event

Senate Bill Would Eliminate Critical Post-Crisis Lending Rules

On May 12, Senator Richard Shelby unveiled a discussion draft of a bill that would, among other things, undermine key banking and mortgage reforms established by the landmark Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection law.

AIA Contract Documents and MasterSpec to Collaborate

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ARCOM, the specification experts, announced today that they will be collaborating together to enhance the exchange of project information between AIA Contract Documents and the MasterSpec® specification system published by ARCOM.

American Institute of Architects and Department of Energy Introduce Online Reporting Tool to Track Data in Design Project Portfolios

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy to create the 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx), an online monitoring, reporting and research tool for architecture firms participating in the AIA 2030 Commitment program.

Norton Says D.C.’s Home-Rule Alternative to DCPS is Charter Schools, Not Private School Vouchers

The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released an advance copy of her prepared opening statement ahead of a House Oversight and Government Committee field hearing tomorrow, Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., at Archbishop Carroll High School (4300 Harewood Rd. NE) on reauthorizing the District of Columbia private school voucher program.

Press Conference to Follow Sentencing of Duke Energy Subsidiaries for Clean Water Act Crimes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, announces a press conference to discuss the sentencing of three Duke subsidiaries on May 14, 2015 at the United States Courthouse in Greenville. The press conference will begin shortly after the 10:00 a.m. hearing is completed

Mayor in Houston for Rose Center for Public Leadership and Urban Land Institute expertise on Hazelwood redevelopment, and presentation on city technology innovations

The Mayor was selected in November as a 2015 Rose Center Fellow, which affords Pittsburgh guidance on land use challenges from a team of national design experts. In February a team of Rose Center officials visited Hazelwood and forwarded recommendations for the use of the Almono site.

The Demand Institute Launches New Research Program

Americans spend $2 trillion each year buying, renting or improving their homes. Billions more are spent on related goods and services, including appliances, furniture and financial services. The housing sector is central to American life, and it continues to be integral to the economic well-being of families, businesses and the nation.

NAAEI Announces ACE and Anthony V. Pusateri Award Winners

The NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Apartment Career Education (ACE) Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the field of apartment career development and/or contributions made to, or on behalf of, the NAAEI, and its professional education interests and initiatives.

BETEC Webinar to Address the Cold Hard Facts About Ice Dams on Roofs

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) will hold a webinar on an issue of major concern after this winter’s extended cold season: roof leaks due to ice dams. The webinar, “The Cold Hard Facts About Ice Dams on Roofs,” will be held Friday, May 29, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, EDT.

EPA Provides Training to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released an online training module to help local government officials take actions to increase their communities’ resiliency to a changing climate. The virtual training, which was informed by the National Climate Assessment released one year ago today, was developed with advice from EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee and is the latest addition to the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit announced in November 2014. It includes successful examples of effective resilience strategies that have been implemented in cities and towns across the country.

The Modular Building Institute’s May 2015 Building of the Month: Lady Liberty Alliance Charter School

The Modular Building Institute is pleased to announce the May 2015 Building of the Month recognition goes to Steel River Building Systems’ Lady Liberty Alliance Charter School in Newark, NJ. Lady Liberty Alliance Charter School is a 468-student, kindergarten-through-8th-grade charter school that chose to utilize modular construction in the creation of their permanent home.

WINDPOWER 2015, your VIP pass to the U.S. wind rush

The U.S. wind industry’s biggest event all year is now less than three weeks away. Whether you’re a veteran energy reporter looking for insider knowledge, or on a business beat just starting to learn about this made-in-America industry now providing clean energy to millions, you need to attend AWEA WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition.

Asian Investors Set to Change U.S. Urban Landscapes

Vertical campuses will transform U.S. cities, according to many presenters at the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s 2015 Global & Luxury Summit, April 19-21, in Chicago. The confluence of wealthy Asian investors and millennial preferences for living where they can walk to work, to schools and libraries, shopping centers, and entertainment is setting the stage for these revitalizations of downtowns

Community-development conference coming to Kansas City will attract 2,100+ professionals, $1.7 million in economic impact

A $1.7 million boost is coming to the Kansas City economy when more than 2,100 community-development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI) May 4-8. The week-long event is hosted by NeighborWorks America, a national, Congressionally chartered nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities

Impressive Roster of Speakers Confirmed for NAREE’s June Journalism Conference in Miami

Journalists who attend NAREE's Spring Conference in Miami can interview dozens of the world's top real estate newsmakers, tour the country's hottest luxury condo market and hone their digital reporting skills.

New Land Markets Survey Shows Expected Land Sales Growth in 2015

Land prices rose steadily by eight percent in the last part of 2014, with individuals andfamilies accounting for sixty-one percent of all buyers/investors in land sales transactions, according to the 2015 Land Markets Survey, conducted jointly by the REALTORS® Land Institute and National Association of REALTOR

Architects Applaud Passage of Targeted Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Legislation

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement on Congressional passage of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 introduced in February by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH.)