Education & Training

Landlord and Property Manager Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Sioux City Human Rights Commission’s annual Landlord and Property Manager Workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the Long Lines Family Recreation Center, 401 Gordon Drive.

World Renowned Developer Gerald Hines to Address NAREE’s June ‘Uptown Energy’ Real Estate Journalism Conference in Houston

Houston – April 14, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Gerald D. Hines, one of world’s most influential developers, will address the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ 48th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference in Houston.

CSH Honors Excellence in Supportive Housing at Eastern Region Supportive Housing Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Philadelphia, PA – At a gathering today of 300 supportive housing industry leaders from across the Eastern Region, CSH recognized outstanding individuals, community organizations, government agencies and supportive housing developers who are setting the bar for supportive housing solutions for the most vulnerable in their own communities. “The recipients of our Eastern Region Supportive Housing Awards represent the most dedicated and innovative individuals and agencies, who ensure that housing solutions are available for those who need it most,” said Ryan Moser, Managing Director of the Eastern Region for CSH.

Global Green USA Completes 2nd Green School Makeover; Demonstrates Model for Sustainability at Green Schools National Conferenc

SACRAMENTO, CA – April 1, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Speaking at the Green Schools National Conference, Global Green USA and Pureology announced the completion of its comprehensive, student-led Green School Makeover at Boston Latin School. A panel of expert judges selected the winning school after six months of intensive outreach by educators, school districts and educational organizations, resulting in more than 450 submissions. Drawing on its green building expertise that spans more than two decades, Global Green USA provided Boston Latin School with a $75,000 grant to realize its student-created proposal of giving America’s first and oldest public school a sustainability-focused makeover.

Education, Business and Environmental Leaders Call for Action to Ensure Universal Sustainability Literacy in all U.S. Public Schools by 2040

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, together with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), released aNational Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability, a call for action to ensure that Education for Sustainability (EfS) is accessible to all students across the United States. The plan outlines a robust goal for all 50 states to adopt a comprehensive green schools policy that includes a graduation requirement around sustainability literacy by 2040

National Green Building Standard™ Commentary, 2012 Edition Now Available at

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Green Building Standard™ Commentary, the companion publication to the ANSI-approved 2012 ICC-700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), is now available for purchase through, the publishing arm for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in both print and eBook formats

Governor Walker Calls Special Session, Ask Lawmakers to Pass Blueprint for Prosperity

MADISON, – January 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –Governor Scott Walker today called a special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature for the purpose of providing over $500 million in property and income tax cuts for the hard-working taxpayers and significant investment in worker training programs.

Free Webinar on VA Home Loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants to ensure that Servicemembers, Veterans and their families are aware of the benefits they deserve.

NAR Announces Opening of Applications for Strategic Technology Accelerator, REach™

CHICAGO – January 8, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — REach, the strategic accelerator for technology startups created and managed by the National Association of Realtors®’ investment fund, Second Century Ventures, announced the opening of applications to join its 2014 class. The deadline to apply for the 2014 program is March 1. The program runs from April through the Realtors® Conference & Expo in November, where participating companies will be showcased at the industry’s largest gathering.

Economic Forecast Breakfast, January 15

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Do business smarter by getting the latest economic information from two nationally-recognized economists at the HBA’s annual economic forecast, Wednesday, January 15. Speakers include David Crowe, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, the National Association of Home Builders, and Chris Kuehl, Co-founder and Managing Director, Armada Intelligence

Center for Green Schools at USGBC Announces Best of Green Schools 2013 List

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced its third annual “Best of Green Schools” list, which recognizes top educational institutions, individuals and initiatives across the country for environmental efforts

CEDIA Launches New Comprehensive Industry Training Website

INDIANAPOLIS – December 16, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association has launched a new website and online learning portal that will serve as the go-to resource for home technology professionals, with exclusive content for CEDIA members. The new delivers robust content and tools aimed to help home technology professionals in every aspect of their business.

Counselor to the Treasury Secretary for Housing Finance Policy Michael Stegman at the “America’s Rental Housing: Evolving Markets And Needs” Event hosted by the Joint Center For Housing Studies of Harvard University

WASHINGTON – December 9, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Thank you for that kind introduction. It’s great to be here with you all today because I feel a very special connection for the sponsor of America’s Rental Housing Report.

#8 Government and Public Real Estate News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 9, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will implement new FHA single-family loan limits on January 1, 2014, as specified by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA). Read FHA’s mortgagee letter detailing the agency’s new loan limits.

#4 Government and Public Real Estate News in Media

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — With dreams of ditching her rodent-infested Murray Hill apartment of 11 years and living without a roommate, artist Jen Maler has been playing the city’s lottery — the #housing #lottery, that is

#2 Government and Public Real Estate News in Media

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Note: Kansas may not be the first state you think of for solar training, but Derek Reilley, Renewable/Sustainable Energy Program Director at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas, may make you think differently. Colby Community College is a partnering training organization working with Salt Lake Community College in the Rocky Mountain RTP. Derek is the project lead for CCC’s solar training program. Here’s his update. eds.

ABC and Synergis Team Up to Deliver BIM Training for Contractors

Arlington, Va. – November 22, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced a collaboration with Synergis Engineering Design Solutions, a Platinum provider of Autodesk products, to bring Building Information Modeling (BIM) training to ABC contractor members to make them more productive, efficient and profitable. The training is part of a larger effort known as Project Virtual

USGBC’s Green Apple Bike Tour Rides from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA, Hosting Local Green School Service Projects along the Way

Washington, D.C. – November 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Yesterday, nine USGBC Students and Emerging Professionals from across the U.S. joined the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on an eight day bike tour to USGBC’s annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Philadelphia.

New energy code includes historic gains for efficiency in existing buildings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Hearings to finalize the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) wrapped up in Atlantic City last week with big wins for higher efficiency requirements in existing buildings, controls for lighting and daylighting hardware and HVAC equipment specifications. New Buildings Institute (NBI) and its partners put forward some two dozen proposals addressing a diverse set of building technologies and design specifications that would improve commercial building energy performance. The IECC is reviewed and updated every three years and serves as the model energy code for states and local jurisdictions across the country.

ABC Pelican Chapter President Testifies on Importance of Career and Technical Education in Construction

Washington, D.C. – September 23, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — In testimony today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Pelican Chapter President Alvin Bargas discussed the importance of career and technical education (CTE) programs to the construction industry.