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Asia Society Northern California, Bay Area Council in Conjunction with the HBANC Present: Scaling Up: from Green Buildings to Green Cities in the US and China
Brown Praises EPA’s Preliminary Determination that Greenhouse Gases Endanger Public Health or Welfare
SACRAMENTO, CA - April 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today commended the Environmental Protection Agency for taking the federal government's "first concrete step toward curbing global warming" by issuing a proposed determination that greenhouse gases endanger public health or welfare.
SACRAMENTO, CA - April 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The pace of home sales at California new-home communities continued to be historically slow during February but at least showed a modest improvement over January, the California Building Industry Association reported today. But Robert Rivinius, CBIA’s President and CEO, said he is confident March sales figures will show a significant increase due to the landmark California tax credit for new-home buyers that went into effect at the beginning of the month.
April 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The owner of the property located at 6400 Loynes Drive has received an emergency permit issued by the California Coastal Commission (CCC), which authorizes the import of 1,000 cubic yards of dirt to cap any exposed landfill property, per orders to comply from the California Integrated Waste Management Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
SACRAMENTO - March 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Housing production continued to decline in February, the California Building Industry Association announced today, but CBIA officials were optimistic as builders reported increased traffic at sales offices in recent weeks and cited the recently enacted state and federal tax credits as the primary cause
SAN DIEGO, CA - March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) have finalized an agreement that will stop a massive service and repair scheme that unfairly overcharged thousands of Californians for "shoddy and woefully inadequate" home repair work.
March 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Irvington Terrace, designed by MVE & Partners, Inc., a California-based architectural firm, was named Multifamily Community of the Year today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The winning community, which also was named the winner in the Best Affordable Apartment category, was selected by the judges from the winners of all 17 builder-category awards.
State To Utilize Federal Economic Stimulus Funds & Public-Private Partnerships For Green Jobs Training Immediately after meeting with President Obama’s Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in Sacramento to discuss federal economic stimulus funding and job creation, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today launched the California Green Corps.
Association says recent sales spurred by homebuyer tax credits may cause January to be bottom of cycle
SACRAMENTO, CA - March 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The California Building Industry Association announced today that it is endorsing two voluntary green building programs for its members that wish to build homes that exceed the state’s toughest-in-the-nation energy-efficiency and water conservation standards
Despite Relative Strength In Selected Markets Costs Expected to Decrease Following Extensive Period of...
New York, N.Y - March 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading general builder, today announced that the First Quarter 2009 Turner Building Cost Index, which projects domestic commercial building construction costs, has decreased 5.77% from the Fourth Quarter 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 04, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Lois Capps announced today that several local airports received federal grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist with costs associated with the expansion and enhancements to the airports. The Oxnard, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Regional Airports all recently received grants.
Fairfield, CA - March 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Fairfield, CA continues to attract companies despite the slow economy. Businesses are drawn to the San Francisco Bay Area city for its strategic location and affordable and readily available office space.
SACRAMENTO, CA - February 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Six home building leaders, including two HBANC members, will be inducted this year into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame.
SACRAMENTO, CA - February 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — California homebuilders said the $10,000 tax credit for purchasers of new homes included in the new state budget will help jump-start the depressed industry, creating jobs and much-needed tax revenue for state and local governments.
SACRAMENTO, CA - February 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The pace of home sales at California new-home communities continued to slow in December following deteriorating credit conditions in the closing months of 2008, the California Building Industry Association reported today. CBIA officials urged the Legislature to quickly enact stimulus legislation that the Association believes will help reverse the continued depression in the state’s homebuilding industry.
New York, N.Y., - February 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Turner Construction Company, the nation’s leading builder of healthcare facilities, has been given approval by Northern Inyo Hospital to proceed with the $42 million Phase Two expansion to the hospital facility. Construction for Phase Two will start in March 2009 with completion scheduled for March 2011.
Forecast Calls for Record-Low 63,400 Housing Starts; Association Urges Lawmakers to Take Quick Action on Stimulus Measures
February 03, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Nearly 200 HBANC members and friends were on hand this past Friday for the Association’s Annual Installation Gala, which was held this year in Oakland on the top floor of the Marriott City Center, which boasts one of the Bay Area’s most panoramic views
At the recent International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, the HBANC’s Professional Women in Building Council won four national awards –for Membership Recruitment and Retention - 1st Place; for Member Services - 1st Place; and the coveted overall win- Council of Year 2008! The awards are each for $500 and total $1,500.