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McCormick Construction

McCormick Construction Announces Groundbreaking of Evolution Warner Center Multifamily Development

McCormick Construction, in conjunction with developer, Evolution Strategic Partners, has announced the groundbreaking of Evolution Warner Center, a 277-unit luxury residential multifamily development. The 426,000-square-foot, transit-oriented development is located at 6606 N. Variel Ave. in the heart of the Warner Center neighborhood. Construction cost is estimated at nearly $60 million.
Center for Biological Diversity

Historic Settlement on Newhall Project Preserves Thousands of Acres, Funds River Protection, Requires 10,000...

Conservation groups approved a historic settlement today over the contested Newhall Ranch development that preserves thousands of acres for wildlife, provides millions of dollars to protect the Santa Clara River and requires stringent measures to cut greenhouse gases, including 10,000 solar installations.
EPA

EPA Provides State of Vermont $14.7 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $14.7 million to the State of Vermont to help finance improvements to water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state.
SEIA

Solar Industry Responds to New York’s Recent Clean Energy Ruling

The solar industry responded to the New York Public Service Commission’s (Commission) approval of utility implementation plans in the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) proceeding. These critical plans set the compensation for solar customers in each utility service territory and established a successor program to net metering in New York.
AirGMS

Vacation Rental Software Developed By Airbnb Hosts Is Setting New Industry Standards

AirGMS is a Vancouver startup that is making life a lot easier for a new generation of Airbnb hosts. By differentiating itself from the crowd with a number of exclusive features - such as native autoresponders - AirGMS is proving to be a game changer for vacation property managers, whether they have hundreds of properties or just a handful.

What You Must Do Before Moving

Real estate prices are rising in many of the metropolitan areas across the United States, and that’s got some thinking about a better quality of life. Tech is thriving and very portable, so many workers can relocate across state lines without jumping through a lot of hoops. It sounds like a great dream, and it is, but there are some real factors to consider first.
Jeremy-Crawford

RESO Unveils Real Estate DataComp: $25,000 in Cash Prizes for Tech Start-Ups

The Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, has revealed the 2017 RESO DataComp its first-ever data competition sponsored by Realtors Property Resource®, will begin on September 17, at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time, culminating in live demonstration before a distinguished panel of industry judges from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on October 17 at the Pendry Hotel in San Diego, during the RESO fall conference.
NREL

NREL Report Shows Utility-Scale Solar PV System Cost Fell Nearly 30% Last Year

The installed cost of solar power fell to record lows in the first quarter of 2017 because of the continuing decline in photovoltaic (PV) module and inverter prices, higher module efficiency, and lower labor costs, according to an analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
NREL

NREL Updates Baseline Cost and Performance Data for Electricity Generation Technologies

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2017 Annual Technology Baseline (ATB), updating a key source of reliable electricity generation technology cost and performance data used to support and inform electric sector analysis in the United States. Now in its third year, the ATB documents technology-specific information on a broad spectrum of electricity generation technologies, including wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower, biomass, coal, natural gas, and nuclear.
NAR

Technology, Inventory and Competition Among Firms’ Top Challenges: Realtors® Survey

Keeping up with technology, maintaining sufficient inventory, competition from nontraditional participants and profitability are among the biggest challenges for real estate firms, according to the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms
SEIA

Broad, Bipartisan Opposition to Solar Tariffs as ITC Hears Trade Case

Led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the solar industry, elected officials and U.S. trading partners argued today against Suniva’s bid for trade relief at a packed International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing. Hundreds of American solar workers concerned about their jobs attended the hearing
SEIA

Clean Energy Advocates Welcome Improvements to Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program Regulations

The following is a joint statement from the listed solar organizations: The undersigned solar organizations thank Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Commissioner Judith Judson and her team at the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) for improvements made to the final regulations in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program.
WSSC

WSSC to Detail Cause of Discolored Water

WSSC General Manager and CEO Carla A. Reid will join Potomac Water Filtration Plant officials, water quality experts and local county health representatives TODAY to detail the cause of discolored water currently impacting WSSC customers. The event also will serve to reassure the public that the water is safe -- this is an aesthetic issue and not a public health issue.
SEIA

Bipartisan Group of 69 Lawmakers Urge Feds To Oppose Punitive Tariffs That Would Gut...

Today, a bipartisan group of 16 senators and 53 members of the House of Representatives sent open letters to U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging the ITC to reject a petition that would slap tariffs on imported solar panels and cells.
AWEA

DOE reports find wind energy is more affordable than ever

Wind energy costs are lower than ever, with steady advances in technology and better wind turbine performance, according to three new reports released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). New DOE reports include the “2016 Wind Technologies Market Report,” the “2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report,” and the “2016 Distributed Wind Market Report.”
SEIA

Trade Case Petitioners Brought Collapse of Businesses on Themselves

Suniva and SolarWorld have failed to show that a rising level of imports caused them serious injury and left them unable to compete in the U.S. market, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and others stated in pre-hearing written arguments to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).  If the ITC agrees with SEIA’s arguments, such a failure would result in an ITC finding of no injury, ending the case.
inmanconnectsf2017

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.
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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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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.
FTC

FTC Announces Winner of its Internet of Things Home Device Security Contest

The Federal Trade Commission announced that a mobile app developed by a New Hampshire software developer was awarded the top prize in the agency’s competition seeking tools to help consumers protect the security of their Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
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.
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.
SEIA

Solar Industry Hails Public Utility Commission of Oregon Approval of Community Solar

The Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) adopted community solar rules that will bring the state one step closer to enabling all Oregonians to directly participate in, and benefit from, local solar projects without having to place solar panels on one’s roof.
NIBS

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.
SEIA

Solar Industry Expects Loss of 88,000 Jobs in U.S. Next Year if Government Rules...

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, said today that an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current American solar workforce, would be lost if Suniva gets trade protections proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)
NIBS

BEST5 Technical Committee Extends Call for Abstracts

The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and the Building Enclosure Council – Philadelphia are extending the deadline to submit abstracts for papers 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.
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KTGY Director, Design Soo Im to Speak on Solving the Industry’s Next Great Challenge:...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Soo Im, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB and Director, Design in the firm’s Los Angeles office will be a speaker at the 3rd Annual Interface Seniors Housing Midwest on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Chicago. She will participate in the panel discussion, “Solving the Industry’s Next Great Challenge: Building and Operating Middle Income Seniors Housing.”
SEIA

Solar Industry Urges Nevada Governor to Sign Bill Supporting Solar Jobs and Homeowners in...

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a statement on the Nevada Legislature’s passing of a bill that re-opens the residential solar market in the state, which had been all but frozen since a 2015 regulatory decision. The bill (AB 405) would reinstate the Net Energy Metering mechanism, but with a discounted rate for customer-generated power that is exported to the grid.
AWEA

WINDPOWER 2017 closes with an eye on 2020

American wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends. Leaders representing a corporate purchaser, deregulated utility, a public utility commissioner, and a wind developer, discussed a few of those trends – demand from diverse customers, transmission expansion, falling costs, and storytelling – on the closing General Session panel as the WINDPOWER 2017 Conference wrapped up this week in Anaheim.
SEIA

SEIA Statement on SolarWorld Joining Section 201 Trade Case

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's announcement that SolarWorld Americas Inc. has joined the Section 201 trade action

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Habitat

Habitat for Humanity to aid more than 6,000 families in Texas,...

Habitat for Humanity is commencing the long-term phase of its Habitat Hammers Backhurricane recovery initiative, pledging to help more than 6,000 families across regions impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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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.