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  • Square D Clipsal Design Centre's Anniversary

    Schneider Electric's Orlando, Fla., Square D Clipsal Design Centre recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a party for customers and partners. The center features a variety of home vignettes and offers design and project assistance to contractors.

  • In the News

    Controversial shelter-in-place developments withstand Southern California's wildfires; Florida legislation burdens roofers; Long Island building probe yields arrests; more

  • Hurricane-Resistant Concrete Homes

    Following the 2004 hurricane season, Florida-based Mercedes Homes paired up with researchers at the DOE's Building America program to design and build a truly hurricane-resistant home. But as researchers and builders have come to understand only too well, a home that provides complete protection...

  • Multifamily Leads the Way in Orange County

    Orange County, Calif.—For the first time in more than 15 years, multifamily development is strongly outpacing single-family construction in Orange County, Calif.

  • Multifamily Leads the Way in Orange County

    Orange County, Calif.—For the first time in more than 15 years, multifamily development is strongly outpacing single-family construction in Orange County, Calif.

  • Hybrid Solar Lighting Earns Award

    Hybrid solar lighting (a technology that collects sunlight for interior lighting use while simultaneously generating electricity), developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has earned an Excellence in Technology Transfer Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer.

  • Q & A

    Florida has experienced unprecedented increases in the cost of land, construction, utilities, property taxes, and insurance

  • Getting Their Groove On

    Now that mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have put huge accounting scandals behind them, they’re retraining their sights on their lending businesses, working to increase flexibility, introduce new products, and win back their position as market leaders.

  • OFHEO Now and Then

    Established by the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) ensures that the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) are adequately capitalized and operating their businesses in a financially sound manner.

  • Helping the Elderly, $300 At a Time

    HIALEAH, Fla.— This city used a chunk of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money invested in one small, well-chosen project and figured out a way to compound those funds over time to develop more than a hundred senior housing units that all offer fixed rents of $300 each.