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TRI Pointe amps up lot pipeline in SoCal, NoCal and Colorado
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TRI Pointe amps up lot pipeline in SoCal, NoCal and Colorado

Deals in Northern California and Southern California, as well as Colorado give TRI... Read more

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Tricon, Johnson Development team on 2,046-acre successor to Houston's master of MPCs

Houston's a veritable home builder's hive of action thanks to the 100,000 new jobs created there in the past 12 months. The latest major play is a north-of-$50 million deal--funded with an $80 million investment account from Toronto-based Tricon Capital Group--that landed Johnson Development Corp. a 2,046-acre tract a virtual stone's throw from masterplannned community mother-of-them-all The Woodlands. Here's a deep dive on the deal from BIG BUILDER's John McManus. Read more

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Product Labeling Gains Traction as Watchdogs Expose Dangers Product Labeling Gains Traction as Watchdogs Expose Dangers

A new, free Internet database calls out potentially harmful substances used in building products. Read more

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USGBC Floats Plan to Let Wood-Cert Groups Qualify for LEED

The pilot plan recognizes how the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Canadian Standards Association, and others promote transparency. Read more

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Forestry Group Aims to Boost Sustainability Practices

American Forest & Paper Association's 2020 goals include increasing fiber procured from certified forests and promoting policies that reduce illegal logging. Read more

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Proposed Wood-Certification Benchmarks for LEED Fail to Win Enough Support

Multi-year battle over expanding certifications recognized by USGBC’s rating system ends short of necessary two-thirds vote, thus leaving requirements as originally written. Read more

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Both Sides Line Up Against USGBC's Wood-Certification Vote

Forest Stewardship Council calls for no-vote and enlists environmental groups to back it, while the Sustainable Forest Initiative attacks proposal for other reasons. Read more

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Maryland’s Gemcraft Homes Will Escape Bankruptcy

Two lenders are providing new financing for the builder’s future operations. Read more

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Selling Small Selling Small

Builders across the country crack the code for selling small houses. Read more

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Selling Small Selling Small

Builders across the country crack the code for selling small houses. Read more

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