Friday, February 27, 2015 Register | Login
You are here: Industry News » Building Industry News Headlines  
Building Industry News

This page lists headlines from the building industry news sources BuilderOnline, BigBuilderOnline, Yahoo! Finance and others.

The news feeds are updated regularly and are linked to each organization's website. To read an entire story, simply click on the link and a new window will open; after reading, simply close the window and you'll return to this page to continue scanning headlines.


 

 

    
HousingZone Headlines

The U.S. Department of Energy is set to unveil a new Building Science Translator, a glossary of “power words” to replace the industry jargon about green building features that can confuse homeowners and potential buyers.

The online glossary will show “old terms” and equivalent “new power terms,” like “high-R window” versus “high-efficiency window,” or “ventilation system” versus “fresh-air system.”

Three Democratic U.S. Representatives from Arizona are warning that leased rooftop solar panels might not be a good investment for homeowners.

The lawmakers sent a letter to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this month with concerns that leasing companies "may be overstating the economic benefits of signing a long-term solar lease while failing to disclose important information" in their sales and marketing. 

Tiburon, Calif., is considering a proposal to require all new single-family homes be equipped with solar panels. Current homes would be exempt from the mandate even if they undergo remodeling.

The town only has between 5 and 10 new houses built each year, however, and most of those are tear-downs of existing buildings. With the high price of new homes in the area, solar panels have become standard equipment anyway. Town officials say such a requirement is likely to become state law in the future.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health issued a hazard alert about protecting workers from significant crystalline silica exposure during manufacturing, finishing, and installing natural and manufactured stone countertops.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health issued a hazard alert about protecting workers from significant crystalline silica exposure during manufacturing, finishing, and installing natural and manufactured stone countertops.

      
Yahoo! Finance Headlines
      
Contact Us
 

metrointelligence

Phone: (310) 666-8288
Toll-Free: (888) 82-DEVELOP
Email:
info@metrointel.com
    
Home  |  Our Services  |  Clients  |  Blog Posts  |  Media  |  Industry News
Copyright (c) 2007-2014 MetroIntelligence   |  Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use