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6 Benefits of Using Protective Coverings for Painting Projects

Most home improvement professionals know the benefits of utilizing protective materials to avoid damage from spills and paint spatter. The quality of those elements can make a massive difference in results. Below are six ways that the right protective coverings help with any interior painting project

Smart Renovations for Pet Lovers

Whether the market favors buyers or sellers, the latest reports confirm that real estate is going to the dogs, the cats, and everything that falls into the category of pets. If your house is an animal house, there is a good chance you are making purchasing and renovation decisions, in part, based on your pet.
NREL

Multi-model Effort Highlights Progress, Future Needs in Renewable Energy Modeling

Models of the U.S. electricity sector are relied upon by sector stakeholders and decision makers, but the recent surge in variable renewable energy (VRE), such as wind and solar, led a team of modeling experts to examine how these models would represent scenarios with high penetrations of VRE. Four agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
SEIA

SEIA Announces Release of Two Documents to Open Commercial & Industrial Solar

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today the release of two documents designed to spur investment in commercial solar projects. The first document is a contract that combines the benefits of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to provide customers with a valuable new financing option.

Choosing Green Building Over Traditional Construction Methods

Are you getting ready to embark on new home construction? Or maybe you’re going to be expanding your existing property with a new addition. One thing to consider is how green your new building space is going to be. With new advanced technology, utilizing green construction practices can help you live a cleaner, greener lifestyle. Here are just a few reasons as to why you might want to choose these building practices over traditional construction methods.
GTM Research SEIA U.S. Solar Market

U.S. Solar Market Notches Another Quarter of 2 GW Growth, But Uncertainty Holds Back...

The U.S. installed more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the third quarter of 2017, despite experiencing higher prices across all market segments and major policy uncertainty. In their latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said prices rose due to a tight global supply of modules and
Kennedy Wilson

The Culver Steps Development Taps Kennedy Wilson to Rep Exclusive 40,000-Square-Foot Retail Portion

Global real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson has been named the official broker of record for retail at The Culver Steps, a transformative mixed-use development adjacent to The Culver Studios and Culver Hotel in Downtown Culver City.
SEIA

Solar Industry Rallies Against Tariffs, For America First Plan at U.S. Trade Representative Hearing

Today in Washington, President Trump’s top trade adviser held a public hearing on the Section 201 solar trade case. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar companies, utilities and many others showed the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Trade Policy Staff Committee that tariffs on solar imports would deal a deep, self-inflicted wound to the American economy and help two foreign-based companies and their hedge fund investors.
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FBS acquires Solid Earth’s Spring software platform to achieve powerful industry vision

FBS, creators of the industry-leading Flexmls® System and Spark Platform, announce acquisition of Solid Earth’s Spring software platform and the hiring of the Spring team. The trio of the Spring® Portal, the Spark® API, and the Flexmls® System creates a new, powerful platform that puts MLSs, brokers, and agents in full control of their data and brand to clearly and beautifully showcase their unique value propositions to their client-bases on both web and mobile platforms.
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AirGMS Released a First True Alternative to Airbnb Mobile App

A revolution in efficiency, convenience, and transparency for Airbnb hosts, AirGMS has developed a vital tool for thousands nationwide - from individual hosts to enterprises with over 300 listings. A fan-favorite alternative to the difficult interface of the Airbnb app, AirGMS is now available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Market, making it accessible to Airbnb managers on the go, no matter where their busy schedules take them.
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CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees and NRP-West Team Release Free App for Easy Access to...

NRP-West, CBRE’s West Coast Retail Institutional Group team led by CBRE Executive Vice President, Philip D. Voorhees, announced today the release of its iOS and Android mobile app. “At this dynamic stage of the real estate cycle, the NRP-West team continues to employ a systematic, proprietary database-driven marketing approach to reach the widest array of potential investors,” said Voorhees.
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.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Winning Photos Share the Joy in the “Art of Living Better”

What started as a simple employee photo contest at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners in its East Bay region quickly became a celebrated event. Its real estate agents and staff submitted more than a hundred pictures capturing “heartwarming moments in time” as part of its “Art of Living Better” contest.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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Winning Photos Share the Joy in the “Art of Living Better”

What started as a simple employee photo contest at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners in its East Bay region quickly became a celebrated event. Its real estate agents and staff submitted more than a hundred pictures capturing “heartwarming moments in time” as part of its “Art of Living Better” contest.