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April 2013

Published on April 12, 2013 Written by Cecilia Shutters Posted in Advocacy and policy

Let’s Get to Work: Climate Change, Infrastructure and Innovation, the theme of the 6th annual Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference, focuses on how to address the realities of climate change. Hosted in Washington D.C. next week (April 16-18), the conference will bring a diverse...

Published on April 12, 2013 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy

We love seeing positive support for the benefits of LEED at the national, state and local levels. Here’s a recent example in Alabama:

The Honorable Tom Whatley Room 733
State House
11 South Union Street Montgomery, Alabama 36130
RE: SB 326

Dear Senator Whatley,

We have been made aware of...

Published on April 8, 2013 Written by Lisa Stanley Posted in Advocacy and policy

It’s simple, really. There’s nothing else like LEED to advance green building, whether you are a Fortune 100 company or the U.S. General Services Administration. If you’re serious about saving money, saving energy, reducing water, improving indoor air quality, making better material choices, and driving innovation, then LEED is the best choice...

Published on April 2, 2013 Written by philip henderson Posted in Advocacy and policy
Photo by Jay Coble

This article was originally posted on americanbanker.com on April 2, 2013

Since the 1930s, when the Federal Housing Administration published its earliest underwriting manuals, mortgage lenders have used a loan applicant's debt-to-income ratio to measure his or her ability to pay a mortgage loan. But lenders today typically count...