Green Building for Home Owners - This five-minute video explains the basics of green building and the benefits of adding sustainable features to a home.
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A special "Thank You" to all who attended the banquet on November 14, 2014 for the 42nd Annual Key Awards Ceremony. We would like to again congratulate all of the winners. We invite you to take a look at the list of winners and the beautiful projects that were entered this year. All of the [...]
No other Multi-Family Association in the country chose to participate in this fight. And all of them were contacted The U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to require multifamily and commercial builders to obtain costly pre-construction permits for greenhouse gasses emitted from the buildings they [...]
In a competitive marketplace, differentiation is the key to success. Professional designations offer excellent opportunities to improve your skills, advance your career, and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth. The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) is committed to providing its members with these opportunities by offering courses provided at the national [...]
Do you feel stuck in a futile search for ‘affordable’ housing? A growing number of Americans now earn too much money to qualify for low-income housing credits, yet can’t afford to rent or buy ahome at market price. America’s home builders are venturing into this market, turning these ‘middlemen’ into homeowners. They form partnerships with [...]
In recent, years, the use of impact fees has been spreading across the country. An idea that originated in Florida and California as a novel way to finance infrastructure has mushroomed. Once impact fees became rooted in these two areas, it did not take long for other municipalities around the United States to see the [...]
The following are some preventative steps communities, businesses and homeowners can take to reduce property and casualty loss caused by natural disasters. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss. [heading size="6"]Floods[/heading] Elevate homes in flood-prone areas. N Elevate the main breaker or fuse box, and any heating, [...]