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Proposed DC bill seeks tighter regulations for home-sharing services

February 6, 2017 by Construction Dive

Home-sharing services like Airbnb could face stricter limits on rental terms under a bill put before Washington, D.C.’s city council last week.[read more]

A Guide to Solar Roof Tiles: The Next Big Thing

January 31, 2017 by Brooke Nally

It's likely you've already seen the news on Elon Musk's new, and attractive, solar roof tiles. If you're considering installing some on your home, there are a few things you should know. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at some of the features of solar roof tiles — including their biggest benefits and drawbacks — and the top...[read more]

8 Reasons Place Should Matter to Humanitarians

January 26, 2017 by Project for Public Spaces

The majority of the world’s displaced (over 60% of refugees and 80% of internally displaced persons) now live in urban areas, while the humanitarian system has largely been designed to serve people in camp or rural settings.[read more]

Report: Green building advocates worried about movement's future under Trump administration

January 3, 2017 by Construction Dive

Some architects have expressed concern about how President-elect Donald Trump will affect the future of the green building movement.[read more]

US housing affordability reaches 8-year low

December 29, 2016 by Construction Dive

Housing affordability in the U.S. hit its lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2008 as wage growth fails to keep pace with rising home prices, according to the fourth quarter 2016 Home Affordability Index from RealtyTrac.[read more]

US housing affordability reaches 8-year low

December 29, 2016 by Construction Dive

Housing affordability in the U.S. hit its lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2008 as wage growth fails to keep pace with rising home prices, according to the fourth quarter 2016 Home Affordability Index from RealtyTrac.[read more]

Study: People in green buildings think better, sleep better

December 22, 2016 by Construction Dive

Ongoing research on indoor environmental quality by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has established a link between improved cognition and sleep patterns for occupants of green buildings. The researchers link the gains to better lighting, thermal control, and ventilation.[read more]

Sustainable Practices for City Landlords

December 19, 2016 by Anna Johansson

When it comes to green industries, property management isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind. Landlords and tenants don’t always do an effective job of practicing sustainable behavior, but there is hope. With the right strategies in place, landlords can reduce their carbon footprint and still remain profitable. It’s certainly...[read more]

First multifamily project opens under MA's Workforce Housing Initiative

December 16, 2016 by Construction Dive

Work has started on the 71-unit Gateway North project in Lynn, MA, north of Boston, which is the first development to be funded under MassHousing’s $100 million Workforce Housing Initiative[read more]

Trees: A Shared Good with Unequal Access

December 15, 2016 by Leda Marritz

All across the globe, it has been getting ever hotter with each passing year. With this heat comes a series health risks, including severe heat exhaustion and poor air quality, which disproportionately impact children, those who are ill, and the elderly. Heat-related impacts also disproportionately impact poor and minority communities,...[read more]

Passive affordable housing project Beach Green Dunes opens in Queens, NY

December 14, 2016 by Construction Dive

An affordable housing lottery has opened for 100 units in a seven-story, 94,000-square-foot multifamily building that meets Passive House standards, located in Rockaway, Queens, NY.[read more]

Parks or Streets? On the Compatibility of Doctrines

December 13, 2016 by Josephine Ellis

Green Infrastructure needs to be a positive thing: the standards we need to set are not necessarily, or not only, those of quantity, but those of quality.[read more]