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House Appropriations Bill Would Slash ENERGY STAR Program

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Kateri Callahan regarding a House Appropriations bill report to be taken up Tuesday that would slash the budget for the ENERGY STAR program by approximately 40 percent
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KTGY Design Transforms City Parking Lot into $135 Million Mixed-Use Destination in Lake Merritt...

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning and San Francisco Bay Area office of Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) announce the groundbreaking ceremony on July 19, 2017, celebrating the redevelopment of the parking lot between Webster Street and Valdez Street at 23rd Street into a vibrant mixed-use destination that includes luxury apartment homes, retail, parking, jobs and art.
GSA

GSA Awards 27 Small Businesses Building Maintenance and Operations Phase II Contracts

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded 27 new contracts to small businesses for its Phase II Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) Best-in-Class (BIC) strategic sourcing solution. This multiple award solution gives government agencies a more streamlined process for acquiring facility maintenance and operations services, including electrical maintenance, janitorial, landscaping, fire alarm and suppression system maintenance, commissioning and more
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD MAKES $2 BILLION AVAILABLE TO LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS

In an effort to prevent and effectively end homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $2 billion available to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs nationwide. Funded through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program, HUD’s funding notice continues to encourage local applicants to use a Housing First approach to help individuals and families move quickly into permanent housing
Calmwater Capital

Calmwater Capital Provides $36.7 Million for Mountains Edge Marketplace in Las Vegas

Calmwater Capital, a leading, national direct real estate lender, has originated a $36.7 million loan for Remington Nevada to refinance existing debt and finance remaining construction of the Mountains Edge Marketplace in southwest Las Vegas. Once completed, the 101,000-square-foot retail property, anchored by Albertsons, will be located at the corner of Blue Diamond Road and South Buffalo Drive, adjacent to the Mountains Edge master planned community.
EPA

Charles River Water Quality Earns a “B” Grade in 2016

EPA has given a grade of "B" for water quality in the Charles River during 2016. This is a slight reduction from the "B+" grade awarded for water quality in the Charles during 2015.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 7.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 7, 2017. This week's results include an adjustment for the Fourth of July holiday.
VA

VA Honors Outstanding Achievements in Support of Homeless Veterans Programs

During several award ceremonies across the country in July, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will honor exemplary facilities, employees and civilian providers working to address Veteran homelessness.
Teamsters

T-HUD Threatens Highway Safety by Adding Special Interest Provisions in Funding Bill

The Teamsters Union denounced the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee’s attack on highway safety and infrastructure investment during its mark-up of the 2018 funding proposal. While eliminating important funding for infrastructure improvement, the subcommittee compromised the very highway safety programs the bill funds by inserting provisions that would increase driver fatigue, if enacted
Natural Resources

Panel: Expanding Offshore Access a Boon for Coastal Communities, Integral to Future Energy Security

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on federal offshore oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Panel members discussed the benefits of expanding access to the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific and Alaska for coastal communities, job creation nationally, and increased revenues for both states and the U.S. Treasury.
NIBS

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).
ABC National

Broad Business Coalition Seeks Rollback of New Joint Employer Standard

Coalition to Save Local Businesses Executive Director Michael Layman released the below statement on today’s House Education and the Workforce full committee hearing exploring the impact of the NLRB’s expanded joint employer standard
ASE

Alliance To Save Energy Calls On Lawmakers To Reject Spending Bill

The Alliance to Save Energy on Wednesday called on lawmakers to reject a proposed House Energy and Water Appropriations bill that would cut federal energy efficiency programs by nearly 50 percent. The bill is slated for a vote in the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday morning
DOE

Energy Department Announces $46.2 Million for 48 Projects to Advance Solar Power Technologies

The Department of Energy announced $46.2 million for 48 projects as part of its SunShot Initiative. These projects are intended to develop innovative, early-stage solar power technologies, which are aimed at lowering costs and improving reliability and efficiency.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2017 HEALTHY HOMES AWARDS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) today announced that four model programs around the nation are recipients of the HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes, an award recognizing excellence in making indoor environments healthier through healthy homes. For the third consecutive year, HUD and NEHA identified outstanding local programs that promote healthier housing through
NAR

84 Percent of Americans See Homeownership as Good Investment, Affordability a Growing Concern

According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, concerns over housing affordability show clear demographic divides especially among unmarried and non-white Americans. More than five out of 10 unmarried and non-white Americans view the lack of available affordable housing as a big problem, compared to only 40 percent of married and white Americans.
NAR

REach® Technology Accelerator Named Among Best in Nation

REach®, the growth technology accelerator operated by the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, was recently named among the top 30 accelerators in the U.S. by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, or SARP.
Appraisal Institute

Valuation Professional Receives Unique Honor from Appraisal Institute

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today announced it has – for the first time – bestowed its residential review designation to a previously non-Designated member.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Submits Testimony on Her Amendment to Give D.C. Mayor Local Authority Over D.C....

The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released Norton’s testimony on her amendment to the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2810) to give the District of Columbia home-rule authority over the D.C. National Guard. Norton filed her amendment at the House Rules Committee, which is considering H.R. 2810 tomorrow.
ABI

ABI’s Delaware “Views from the Bankruptcy Bench” Program on Sept. 13 Features Dynamic Sessions...

The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the Delaware State Bar Association are partnering once again to present the Delaware “Views from the Bankruptcy Bench” program on Sept. 13. Featuring the perspectives of judges of the Delaware bankruptcy bench and leading bankruptcy practitioners, the program will take place at the historic Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington.
NREL

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.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD’S MORTGAGEE REVIEW BOARD SUSPENDS SECKEL CAPITAL, LLC

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that the Department's Mortgagee Review Board (MRB) is immediately suspending Pennsylvania-based mortgage lender Seckel Capital, LLC from originating and underwriting new mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). In addition, HUD's Departmental Enforcement Center suspended owner John Seckel from doing business with the Federal government
Arbys Green Bay WI

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Arby’s Restaurant Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Arby’s Restaurant located at 1911 Main Street in Green Bay, Wisconsin for $1,080,000.
bookmain

America’s Favorite Home Inspector Dylan Chalk Wins National Book Award

Seattle area home inspector and first-time author Dylan Chalk has won America’s top contest for real estate authors, receiving the Silver Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) 11th Annual Robert Buss Real Estate Book Awards for “The Confident House Hunter: A Home Inspector’s Tips for Finding Your Perfect House” (Cedar Fort, Inc. Publishers, July 2016)
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton, Bowser, and Home-Rule Coalition Stake Out Defense of D.C. Laws In Face of...

The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released Norton’s prepared remarks in advance of a press conference today with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and a national coalition working to protect local D.C. laws from being blocked or overturned by a record number of riders and threats of interference during the fiscal year 2018 appropriations process.
Habitat

Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter help build 150 homes across Canada with Habitat for Humanity

Thousands of volunteers are joining Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Canada to build 150 homes in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Center for American Progress

What Governors Need to Know About the Department of Energy’s Forthcoming Electricity Grid Study

The U.S. Department of Energy, led by Secretary Rick Perry, is soon due to release a report on the electricity grid and the role of “baseload power.” Ahead of the report’s release, the Center for American Progress has released a new column outlining what governors need to know about Perry’s grid study and the potential impact on states’ electricity systems and markets, utility commissions, public health and clean air, and jobs.
AARP

As Senate Returns to Washington, AARP Continues to Bring Pressure at Home

AARP released new television and radio ads urging five US Senators to oppose the health care bill. The new ads come as the Senate reconvenes following an Independence Day work period that further cemented the public’s desire to scrap a bill that would mean higher costs and less coverage.
ACE LA Team

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.
MobilityWorks Niles, IL

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Net Leased MobilityWorks in the Chicago...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased MobilityWorks property located at 9207 N Milwaukee Avenue in Niles, Illinois for $2,490,000.

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John Heithaus

DC Area Real Estate Expert Heithaus Speaks At Top Real Estate...

“Could Predictive Analytics Become Tomorrow’s QR Code?” is the thought-provoking title of the session that DC area and third-generation real estate professional John Heithaus 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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Alliance To Save Energy Announces Six “Stars Of Energy Efficiency” Award...

The 2017 Stars of Energy Efficiency awards, honoring the top energy efficiency innovators, will be presented to American Water, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Itron, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Schneider Electric and 7-Eleven, the Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance) announced today. The awards will be conferred before nearly 400 leaders from industry, government and the non-profit sectors at the 25th annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner on September 14 in Washington, D.C.