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ABC National

Merit Shop Scorecard 2017: ABC Ranks America’s Construction Business Climate by State

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released its annual update to “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard,” which takes stock of state policies that influence the success or failure of a free enterprise-based environment for construction companies.
AirGMS Vacation Rental Software

Canadian Airbnb Software and Key Exchange Service Announce Integration to Streamline Airbnb Management

There is a recent emergence of businesses that are centered around Airbnb, businesses that's purposes are to make the lives of hosts easier. The businesses aim to do this by automation, outsourcing, and increasing possibilities. Recently, there have been two companies in particular that have been making advancements in the industry.
NREL

NREL Inks Technology Agreement for High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has entered into a license agreement with MicroLink Devices, Inc. (Niles, IL) to commercialize NREL's patented inverted metamorphic (IMM) multijunction solar cells. While high-efficiency multijunction solar cells are commonly used for space satellites, researchers have continued to look for ways to improve cost and performance to enable a broader range of applications. The IMM technique licensed by MicroLink Devices enables multijunction III-V solar cells to be grown with both higher efficiencies and lower costs than traditional multijunction solar cells by reversing the order in which individual sub-cells are typically grown
ABoR

Austin Board of REALTORS® Promotes Stan Martin to MLS Director

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR), one of the nation’s most progressive Multiple Listing Services (MLSs), announced today that Stan Martin has been promoted to Director of MLS. Effective immediately, Stan will assume the responsibility for leading efforts to continue to drive strategic relevance and operational excellence of the MLS for ABoR in partnership with its Board of Directors.
CoreLogic

CORELOGIC TO OFFER SAVVYCARD TO MULTIPLE LISTING CLIENTS

CoreLogic®(NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced an agreement to offer SavvyCard® to its multiple listing clients as a new social marketing service that helps subscribers deepen relationships with clients and prospects
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.”

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Natomas

CVS-Anchored Natomas Shopping Center in Sacramento Sells for $10.3 Million

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm arranged the sale of Natomas Shopping Center in Sacramento, California, in an off-market transaction.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Modern Commercial Real Estate Marketing Practices Used Right Now

Whenever marketing commercial properties the marketers understand the fact that it is really important to build a lucrative and really long-lasting reputation. Modern promotion methods rely on much more than just advertising, mainly because of the fact that those interested in buying such properties are different than those buying homes.