Friday, July 11, 2014
ATTENTION BUILDERS AND REMODELERS: If you have changed your mailing address since you have signed up with the program, please send us an email of your current/updated mailing address. All emails can be sent to Josh@HBArebates.com We look forward to writing your next rebate check!
A rising number of new homes include renewable energy features, a trend that is apparent in both single-family and multifamily construction. McGraw Hill Construction’s data and analytics team surveyed a set of NAHB single-family and multifamily members in 2013.
According to the findings, 12% of single-family builders reported including solar photovoltaic panels in new home construction in 2013. More popular for single-family construction was geothermal groundsource heat exchange property, used for some projects by 26% of home builders. Wind power is less popular, with only 1% of single-family builders reporting its use.
Multifamily developers were more likely to use these power production features in at least some of their projects. For example, 45% of multifamily developers used solar panels, 42% installed geothermal property in some projects and 13% reported using wind turbines.
That said, the frequency of use of these items was more common on the single-family side of the market, perhaps due to incentives like the section 25D power production tax credit for new and existing homes. More than half of single-family builders who report installing solar panels do so on more than 25% of their projects. And more than 75% of single-family builders who install geothermal property do so on more than 25% of their homes.
In contrast, for multifamily developers who report installing solar panels, more than 75% do so on fewer than 25% of their projects. And nearly all multifamily developers who report using geothermal do so on fewer than 25% of their properties.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Your HBA of Greenville has recently approved and formed the Sales and Marketing Council of the Upstate. The SMC of the Upstate is designed to serve the needs of the upstate's ever growing and expanding industry sales needs. The SMC Board of Directors is comprised of :
- JoAnn MacHamer (Arthur Rutenberg Homes), Chair
- Gary Cohen (Allen Tate Realtors), Vice Chair
- Bruce Pasquarella (Arthur Rutenberg Homes)
- Amanda Dumont (Keller Williams)
- Haro Setian (Keller Williams)
- Beth Smith (C. Dan Joyner)
- Carol Pyfrom (Carol Pyfrom Realty)
- Isabelle Fleshman (C. Dan Joyner)
- Kathy Weeks (Allen Tate Realtors)
- Production home builder representative- Bill Kane (Ryan Homes)
- HBA Board of Directors Liaison - Joe Hoover (Hoover Custom Construction)