News & Opinions
The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
Carl Seville / MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE / August 30, 2013
Multifamily professionals have an excellent opportunity to learn how to incorporate green building principles in their projects at the 2013 GreenBuild Expo November 20-22.
A key feature of this year’s conference is the two-day Affordable Housing Summit. The affordable housing industry has been at the vanguard of the green movement for many years, way ahead of its market-rate brethren. But as more sectors of the multifamily industry seek certification, developers and contractors can learn from the experiences of other professionals in this series of eight targeted seminars.
Silvio Marcacci / Clean Tecnhica / August 19, 2013
Green building is growing fast in the US, and may represent more than half of all commercial and institutional construction as soon as 2016.
A new report from the US Green Building Council (USGBC), “LEED in Motion: People and Progress,” details green building’s exponential growth and outlines both the value of the industry and its reach into American lives.
The report is the first of three LEED in Motion summaries planned for release in 2013, and it reveals yet another key indictor that sustainability can be as much an economic boost as an environmental one.
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Katie Gerfen / ARCHITECT / August 9, 2013
The competition, organized by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, will develop site specific, yet scalable solutions to rebuild and strengthen areas damaged in the October 2012 storm.
Today, efforts to rebuild after the devastation wreaked on the northeast by Hurricane Sandy took another step forward, as finalists were announced for the Rebuild by Design competition. The competition to develop contextual, but scalable solutions to rebuild and strengthen regions that were ravaged by the October 2012 storm was announced this JuneRead More
Candace Pearson / BuildingGreen.com / July 28, 2013
AIA lends business advice to architects facing a down economy: start selling deep energy retrofits.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) have co-published a new guide for architects on deep energy retrofits. But this is not just a technical design guide; instead, the report explains why deep retrofits offer architects a good business opportunity and outlines the financial arguments and incentive programs needed to sell retrofit designs to clients.
Let the hard times roll
The report, Deep Energy Retrofits: An Emerging Opportunity
Greig O'Brien / ARCHITECT / July 24, 2013
In June, the American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index saw a continuation of what we reported in May—a return to growth in the demand for architectural design services. April had seen the first dip into negative territory for the index in nine months, which now seems for certain to be an outlier. With a national score of 51.6, down from May’s 52.9, June’s overall rate of growth did cool off a little, but the industry is still on the rise. (A score above 50.0 in the index means that demand is increasing; below 50.0 means that demand is contracting.)
But the slight softeningRead More