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.
Brad Hunter / Builder / October 17, 2014
Housing starts rose by 6.3% in September, which places activity 17.8% above September of last year, according to the government report just released at 8:30.Read More
SAN RAMON, CA (Oct. 15, 2014) – Hanley Wood, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and EMerge Alliance announced today that the world’s first Net Zero Zone will be unveiled at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo taking place October 22-24 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
“Driven by the innovative work of EMerge Alliance and its members, the launch of the new Net Zero Zone will make Greenbuild 2014 the first conference and expo to have exhibition space where booths are fully powered by an on-site microgrid including alternate energy generation, storageRead More
Virtual Tour Showcases Affordable, Resilient and Sustainable Design
Washington, D.C. (October 9, 2014) – Hanley Wood announces the launch of the Greenbuild LivingHome website and virtual tour, at http://livinghome.greenbuildexpo.com. In addition to the website, the home will be featured on the floor at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans, October 22-23 at booth 1139. The home was created in partnership with LivingHomes®, Make It Right and the Cradle to Cradle® Products Innovation Institute, and will be permanently placed in the Lower 9thRead More
Hanley Wood Launches 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome at Greenbuild International Conference & Expo In New Orleans
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 6, 2014) – Hanley Wood announces the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome to be unveiled October 22 at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans. The groundbreaking 1,550 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular demonstration home meets LEED® v4 Platinum requirements and showcases exceptional sustainability, high-performance products and healthy living practices.
In-person tours will be available to Greenbuild attendees at booth 1139 on the floor of the Expo Wednesday October 22 and Thursday October 23 from 9 a.m. to 5:30Read More
Brad Hunter / Builder / September 18, 2014
Today’s government data release on housing starts showed a 14.4% decline in the month of August, mostly driven by multifamily. Single-family detached home construction was only down 2.4% on the month. Total starts are still 8.0% higher than August of last year, and single-family starts are still 4.2% above the year-ago pace.
The apparent stagnation in national housing starts is not universal. Looking deeper, and using Metrostudy’s more granular detail, we see that certain markets have seen considerable strength. In our local-market tracking, we are still seeing significantRead More