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NYC Has Banned Gas Heat in New Buildings. Now...
NYC Has Banned Gas Heat in New Buildings. Now...

Gas stoves are being pushed into obsolescence in New York City after the City Council voted in December 2021 to ban the use of natural gas in all new buildings, and, while environmentalists and many in the real estate industry agree that it’s for the better, how alternative power sources will hold up to the needs of future builders is uncertain. There’s an added wrinkle to the switchover, which former Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law shortly before he left office. The five boroughs will need  to be able to make the switch in a cost effective way while also meeting the city’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Many officials, including New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, see... Read more

How Much Money Can You Really Save by Switching...

Whether you invest in Tesla panels, new solar shingles, or a mix of wind turbines and panels, there are a ton of renewable energy options that lead to long-term savings...

Multifamily Market Polarized by Renter Incomes

During a Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies webinar, experts discussed policies that would help expand supply. The pandemic’s second year witnessed a robust...

Apartment Developers Invest in Fresh Air

The coronavirus pandemic taught many apartment owners and developers how to make their properties safer, healthier places for their residents to call home. During the...

Habitat for Humanity just unveiled its first-ever...

While 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, its use in home building is relatively new — and it offers up exciting opportunities to combat homelessness and...

Tips for Safely Dealing with Lead Paint
Tips for Safely Dealing with Lead Paint

Find out what safety measures you need to take if you have lead paint in your home. Home improvement questions, answered by professionals from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), an association of remodeling professionals committed to providing consumers with high standards of quality, honesty, integrity, and responsibility. How do you determine if there is lead paint in a home and what can you do to remove it? Far too many homeowners and contractors pay way too little attention to the danger of lead paint contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that lead paint in old homes is the chief cause of lead poisoning in the United States.... Read more

Maryland Transit-Oriented Development Puts People...

Transit-oriented developments — high-density, mixed-use communities close to public transportation — are becoming increasingly popular. Meant to combine the best...

Lennar To Build World’s Largest Neighborhood Of...

The Austin community is scheduled to break ground in 2022. Lennar, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, and ICON, a construction technologies company pioneering...

6 Ways To Trash Your Apartment Waste Management...

The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on the challenges of apartment waste management and trash. Whether you manage a single apartment complex...

State creates fund for affordable housing...

New York State Homes and Community Renewal and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced $7.5 million in state funding is now available for...