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New programs and LEED updates bring focus to social equity and health while pushing buildings to commit to net zero and preparing for a shift to regenerative strategies

New programs and LEED updates bring focus to social equity and health while pushing buildings to commit to net zero and preparing for a shift to regenerative strategies

Posted: November 27, 2020 | Tradewinds

Last week concluded the annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned and operated by Informa Connect. Throughout this year’s virtual event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive, while prioritizing solutions that promote social equity, resilience and health across communities.

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New Home Sales Essentially Flat in October, Continuing Strong Fall Season

New Home Sales Essentially Flat in October, Continuing Strong Fall Season

Posted: November 27, 2020 | Tradewinds

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in October dipped 0.3 percent to 999,000 from an upwardly revised September number, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite the monthly decline, the October rate is 41.5 percent higher than the October 2019 pace, and on a year-to-date basis, new home sales are up 20.6 percent in 2020.

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Construction Employment is Down in Three-Fourths of States since February, even after 36 States added Construction Jobs in October

Construction Employment is Down in Three-Fourths of States since February, even after 36 States added Construction Jobs in October

Posted: November 27, 2020 | Tradewinds

New York and Vermont Post Worst Losses since February as Virginia and South Dakota Add the Most; Maryland Records Worst One-Month Job Losses, While California and Alaska Post Biggest Gains
 

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October New Business Volume Down 9 % Year-over-year, Up 6 % Month-to-Month, and Down Almost 6 % Year-to-date

October New Business Volume Down 9 % Year-over-year, Up 6 % Month-to-Month, and Down Almost 6 % Year-to-date

Posted: November 27, 2020 | Tradewinds

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $900 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for October was $9.2 billion, down 9 percent year-over-year from new business volume in October 2019. Volume was up 6 percent month-to-month from $8.7 billion in September. Year-to-date, cumulative new business volume was down almost 6 percent compared to 2019.

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Clark joins Vitro Architectural Glass as National Architectural

Clark joins Vitro Architectural Glass as National Architectural

Posted: November 27, 2020 | Tradewinds

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Ashley Clark has been appointed architectural manager for northern California, Nevada and Utah. Clark has more than 15 years of experience in the architecture industry, both within firms as a designer and as an architectural consultant and manager with building product manufacturers. She will use her extensive industry knowledge to provide sales and service support to architects, specification writers, glazing contractors, façade consultants and Vitro Certified™ fabricators for the commercial construction market in her territory.

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