This Should Be a Good Year for Housing, with 2016 Expected to be Even Better
April 29, 2015
Solid employment gains, attractive mortgage rates, a growing economy, and pent-up demand will help keep the housing market moving forward throughout 2015 and into next year, according to economists participating in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2015 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar.
Energy Star Program Signs Agreement with Freddie Mac
February 20, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star program has signed an agreement with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) aimed at increasing the efficiency and affordability of multifamily housing properties.
Steven Winter Associates Receives Deep Savings Award for New Construction and Installer Award for New Construction
December 26, 2013
Steven Winter Associates Inc. (SWA) was among four engineering firms in New York City recognized for achieving double the amount of energy savings required for projects completed through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Multifamily Performance Program (MPP).
In Addition to Commercial and Industrial Buildings, Multifamily Now Part of Challenge
December 16, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have expanded the Better Buildings Challenge to multifamily housing such as apartments and condominiums and launched the Better Buildings Accelerators to support state- and local government efforts to cut energy waste.
Single-Family Housing Expected to Rise 17 Percent This Year, Jump an Additional 31 Percent in 2014
October 8, 2013
With home prices and household formations rising and household balance sheets healing, the ongoing housing recovery is expected to gain momentum next year even as challenges remain, according to economists participating in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Fall 2013 Construction Forecast Webinar.
For utilities looking to meet energy efficiency goals, the multifamily housing sector represents a sizeable opportunity to achieve energy savings through targeted energy efficiency programs, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and CNT Energy.
Housing starts and permitting of new homes rose sharply in September to their highest levels in more than four years, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau.