New financing options will boost energy-efficient multifamily investments

Freddie Mac Multifamily designed Green Advantage to help borrowers who see value in energy efficiency for their tenants, communities, businesses and the environment.

Native American communities build with sustainable construction design

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) recently showcased Native American communities’ use of sustainable design and construction strategies. HUD and Enterprise showcased 22 Native American communities’ work that incorporates sustainable and resource-efficient...

Mold

Humidity or wetness, caused by water leaks, spills, or condensation, can cause mold to begin to grow in your home. Spores produced by these molds can cause a variety of health problems, affecting people differently.

Steel vs. Wood Cost and Short Term Energy Comparison

Despite the availability of cold-formed steel framing for residential construction, there are basic barriers that impede its adoption such as the clear cost or quality advantages of steel and the effect of steel on energy use in the home. This report compares identical wood and steel homes.

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