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  • Troubleshooting Brick Veneer

    Diagnose the flashing flaws that allow moisture to get into the cavity and ruin sheathing, framing, and interior finishes, then correct them once and for all.

  • TVA-ORNL Project Provides a Window on the Payback of Energy Upgrades

    Study finds that modest upgrades in insualtion and HVAC equipment dramatically reduce energy use in warm, humid climates.

  • HUD Announces Disaster Help for StormVictims

    U.S. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced disaster assistance to help recent storm victims in Tennessee and Alabama.


    NASHVILLE—Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s (THDA’s) 2008 qualified allocation plan (QAP) is not yet final, but the most notable changes in the most recent draft include awarding more points for green building. The QAP is expected to be finalized by the end of 2007.

  • Hermitage Lighting Gallery's Fleischer Dies

    On Nov. 22, 2007, Gerald "Jerry" Fleischer, CLC, of Hermitage Lighting Gallery in Nashville, Tenn., passed away at the age of 79. Funeral services were held Nov. 25. Fleischer purchased lighting showroom Hermitage Lighting Gallery in 1965 and served as its president until 1996, when his son took...

  • Universal Lighting Makes Acquisition

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Universal Lighting Technologies has agreed to acquire lighting device manufacturer Matsushita Electric Works, which operates under the global brand name Panasonic. Universal plans to maintain its company name, management team, and full product line.

  • Vista Staff Announcements

    Vista Lighting has announced several staff appointments: Thomas G. Bohrer has been appointed director of manufacturing operations for Vista's healthcare and medical industry lighting products and for Morlite vandal-resistant and high-security lighting fixtures; and Tony Vespoli has been promoted to...

  • Stopping Condensation Behind Knee Walls

    Q: A house we built about eight years ago here in Tennessee has ductwork running through the space behind the upstairs knee walls. The exterior side of the framing has been developing condensation, but only in extremely cold weather. There are no vents in

  • 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.

  • Market-Rate Firm Enters LIHTC Business

    ROCKVILLE, MD.— There’s a new player in the lowincome housing tax credit (LIHTC) market—CAPREIT. The privately held real estate investment trust is known for investing in market-rate apartments, but the firm recently stepped into the affordable arena with the purchase of three LIHTC properties in...