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WMA News Brief – August 25, 2016

WMA ANNOUNCEMENT

Dan Barber Receives 2016 Ron Taylor Award

World Millwork Alliance recognizes
lifetime commitment and humanitarian efforts.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA (August 22, 2016) – World Millwork Alliance (WMA), will honor Dan Barber as the recipient of the 2016 Ron Taylor Award of Integrity and Commitment on October 11, 2016, at the WMA 52nd Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Ron Taylor Award recognizes those individuals who exemplify the talent to connect with people, fearless in commitments, the ability to contribute to any endeavor – resulting in a lasting positive impression. Dan Barber was recognized by the RTA Committee for his committed leadership, involvement and contribution to family, friends, and community, in the workplace and in the millwork industry – all the qualities the Ron Taylor Award was founded to celebrate.

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WMA 52nd Annual Convention & Tradeshow
October 9-13, 2016 – Phoenix, Arizona

Sheraton Grand Phoenix – Limited Availability at WMA Host Hotel

 ATTENTION:  WMA Members

WMA recommends that you contact the Sheraton Grand Phoenix directly to check the availability for hotel rooms during the […]

August 25th, 2016|

Housing industry’s biggest trade groups push FHA to reconsider PACE rules

Last month, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Administration announced that the FHA will soon begin insuring mortgages that also carry liens created by energy retrofit programs, as long as the energy lien remains subordinate to the mortgage.  But the housing industry’s biggest trade groups are concerned with the details of the FHA’s new rules surrounding loans created by the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, also called PACE loans.  Read More in HousingWire >

August 24th, 2016|

City of Vancouver To Require Zero-Emissions By 2030

The city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada will require zero greenhouse gas emissions from new buildings (both residential and commercial) by 2030, based on a Zero Emissions Building Plan approved July 13 reports Green Tech Media.

The city government is taking the lead by calling for all new city-owned and Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency projects to meet this new requirement starting now. The next phase will require rezoned residential developments to comply by 2025, with all other new buildings following suit by 2030.  Read More in Green Tech Media >

August 24th, 2016|

Germany building world’s largest passive housing complex

The world’s biggest passive housing complex is under construction in Germany.  The solar-powered Heidelberg Village designed by Frey Architekten will be comprised of 162 units and a host of sustainable features, including rooftop and vertical gardens, reports the website Inhabitat.  Read More in Proud Green Building >

August 24th, 2016|

ABC, AIA and NAHB Economists Predict Industry Growth Through 2017

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist Robert Dietz predicted continued growth for the construction industry in 2017 during a joint economic forecast

Read more at NAHB

August 22nd, 2016|

How Concerned Should You Be About What the Fed Does? Only Minimally.

Few questions occupy Wall Street financiers, Main Street bankers, and the financial media more than what the Federal Reserve will do about interest rates. Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen and the 11 other members of the Federal Open Market Committee will meet again this coming Sept. 20-21, so get ready for another tsunami of speculation.

Read more at PROSALES

August 22nd, 2016|