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Solar Industry Welcomes 2018 Virginia Energy Plan and Commitments to Expand Solar Energy

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which included a detailed strategy to increase access to solar and expand solar production in the state. Specifically, the plan calls for developing new solar purchase options for corporate customers and small businesses, expanding community solar, and adding 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind to the grid by 2022

How Ambulatory Care Centers are Boosting Growth for Local Communities

Spending on healthcare accounts for close to 20% of America’s Gross Domestic. Healthcare is a critical part of any country’s economy. Despite the high costs, new programs have been designed to address the shortcomings of the system. One of the new developments that are rapidly catching on in the industry, is the adoption of the Ambulatory Care Service.
Joel MacIntosh WolfNet CEO

WolfNet Helps Customers Set A Real Estate Property Alert “Speed Record”

WolfNet®, the real estate industry’s most trusted MLS data standardization provider and leading innovator of IDX solutions and website services, announced the launch of its new data loader dubbed “PropertyPipeline” to significantly increase its data refresh speed that will benefit more than 250,000 real estate agents

BLM WILL HOST TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT

The Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, will host two public meetings on Sept. 26 and 27, for the proposed Desert Quartzite Solar Photovoltaic Project, in eastern Riverside County.
Property Panorama

BHHS The Preferred Realty is First To Launch Interactive Aerial Panorama Tours

Today, Property Panorama, home of InstaView, the most prominent automated Virtual Tour and Single Property Website in America, with over 20 Million monthly unique tour views, announced the launch of America’s first Interactive Aerial Panorama Tours in partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) The Preferred Realty.

How to Tell If It Is Time to Have Your Roof Repaired

Do you think you may need to have your roof repaired? It is not always to tell if certain types of repairs are a necessity unless you are physically on the roof and are looking around for evidence of any damage. Even if you were to go out on the roof and look around, you may not know exactly what to look out for, especially if you do not have much roofing experience.
NIBS

FMOC Webinar to Look at Improving Maintainability of Facilities through Design

Operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses can account for as much as 80 percent of a building’s life-cycle costs. Yet, working with facility professionals during the design phase of the project can alleviate these costs and help optimize building performance.

National Parks Conservation Association Teams Up with SunPower to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions and...

For nearly 100 years, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has worked to protect and preserve America’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. Through a new program with SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), NPCA will provide opportunities for its members and supporters to go solar, thereby helping to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.
DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT

DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on actions that would allow the proposed development of the Desert Quartzite Solar Project, a 450-megawatt solar development in eastern Riverside County.
CoreLogic

MY FLORIDA REGIONAL MLS TO OFFER MATRIX FROM CORELOGIC IN SPANISH

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced today that My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) will be offering the Spanish language option for the Matrix™ multiple listing platform to its 57,000 members in central and southwest Florida.
SEIA

Solar Industry Welcomes New York Stop Gap Proposal to Improve VDER Tariff

The Clean Energy Parties, including the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Coalition for Community Solar Access, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the New York Solar Energy Industries Association, the Pace Energy and Climate Center, and Vote Solar, welcome recent efforts by the NY Department of Public Service to recognize and begin to address flaws in the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) tariff.
SEIA

Solar Industry Comments on Mass. Legislature’s Passage of Omnibus Energy Bill

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commented on the Massachusetts Legislature’s passage of a bill that requires the state’s largest electricity utility to refile its plan to charge extra fees to solar adopters and raises the state’s renewable energy goal
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ETC Solar Wins DOE’s 2018 National Cleantech University Prize Competition

On June 28, ETC Solar from Caltech took first place at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) national collegiate business plan competition in Houston, Texas. ETC Solar was one of 23 teams to pitch their clean energy business plans to a panel of industry leaders and investors, who in turn provided feedback on how to turn these big energy ideas into a reality.

What Should Be Known About Blockchain Technology Use In Real Estate?

The real estate market is constantly evolving and the next step in evolution seems to be connected to blockchain technology as a growing number of companies are now developing solutions that can be used to leverage different parts of the market. Solutions are now being created for the benefits of real estate agents and clients. The problem is that the technology is not properly understood. With this in mind, here are some things everyone should be aware of.
DOE

Department of Energy Announces $21 Million to Advance Solar Desalination Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $21 million for new projects to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies. These 14 projects are focused on reducing the cost of solar-thermal desalination and helping the technology to reach new markets, including to areas that are not connected to the electric grid.
SEIA

Solar Industry Welcomes Mass. Senate’s Passage of Clean Energy Bill, Urges State House to...

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Massachusetts Senate’s passage of a clean energy bill that will help bring solar jobs back to the state, and urged the state House to pass the solar elements of the proposal.
NIBS

Institute Calls for Abstracts to Present at Building Innovation 2019

The National Institute of Building Sciences is gearing up to deliver the seventh iteration of the industry’s only all-inclusive Conference where members of the entire building community come together to connect, collaborate and create solutions that benefit the built environment.

What Realtors Should Look for in a Septic System

When a realtor lists a home, or goes to preview a house with a client, it is important to understand the telltale signs of trouble with certain systems of the home, including potential major mechanical and structural issues: this certainly includes potential septic problems.
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Green to Retire from National Institute of Building Sciences

After nearly a decade of leading the organization, National Institute of Building Sciences President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, has announced his plan to retire. The Institute Board of Directors is initiating a search to hire Green’s successor, with the expectation that the new leader will transition on to staff at the end of 2018.

The Pros and Cons of All the 3 Driveway Materials

Every house that can have a driveway should have one, but it can be a bit confusing to choose the right material though. In case you are about to build a new driveway, here are the pros and cons of the three materials which are generally used for the job.

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Distinctive Single-Family Homes in Costa Mesa Win Design Award

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2018 SoCal Awards program. Vitae in Costa Mesa received the SoCal Award for “Best Design Detached Home Under 2,000 SF.” This year’s competition drew more than 500 entries.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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Number of Real Estate Teams is Growing, NAR Survey Finds

Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry as an increasing number of Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, consider themselves a member of a real estate team, according to a new survey by NAR.