FHA PowerSaver Program to offer low-cost financing to credit-worthy borrowers
WASHINGTON – Eighteen national, regional and local lenders will participate in a new two-year pilot program that will offer qualified borrowers living in certain parts of the country low-cost loans to make energy-saving improvements to their homes. Backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), these new PowerSaver loans will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to make energy-efficient improvements of their choice, including the installation of insulation, duct sealing, replacement doors and windows, HVAC systems, water heaters, solar panels, and geothermal systems.
At the 2011 CEFGA Career Expo and SkillsUSA Competition on March 18th, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced his support of the USGBC-Georgia 'High Performance, Healthy Schools' Program during a press conference held on the Expo floor. The Lt. Governor also kicked off the announcement of the 'Green YOUR School' Competition for High School, Career Academy and Technical College student teams. This brand new Georgia-bred SkillsUSA Competition will launch at the 2012 CEFGA Career Expo & SkillsUSA Competition.
From OC Atlanta Issue 1-11
When people describe buildings as “high performance,” what they are actually talking about is energy efficiency. The systems of a high-performing building require less energy to produce a comfortable end-user environment compared to the energy required by low-performing systems. The result, in addition to a smaller carbon footprint, is substantial savings on monthly energy costs.
Construction Education Foundation of Georgia Event Connects Students to Employers and Post-Secondary Training and Education Programs
ATLANTA, February 9, 2011 – The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) will hold its 7th annual CareerExpo March 17-18, 2011 at the Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse). More than 5,000 students from across Georgia will attend the event, the state’s largest youth workforce development event for the construction industry. Students will explore interactive exhibits that demonstrate the scope of the industry and learn about specific career paths by meeting building professionals, trade association representatives and educators from hundreds of organizations across the state including Turner Construction, Perkins + Will, Georgia Power, Georgia Tech, the U.S. Green Building Council Georgia Chapter and many more.
By Laura Raines
For the AJC
The recession has hurt every industry, but construction has been on the “bleeding edge of job losses,” said Ken Simpson, an economist with the Associated General Contractors of America. In January 2011, the construction unemployment rate hit 22.5 percent, according to the AGC’s analysis of federal employment data.
Seven years ago, when the building industry still was expanding, fewer than 1,000 people participated in the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia’s Career Expo for high school and junior high students.
This year, the event is expected to draw 7,000 students, teachers and professionals. And its major focus will be the one segment of the construction sector that appears to be growing: sustainability.
Who: Jessica G. Pedigo
Occupation: Preservation manager for Historic Savannah Foundation. Also manages student interns "throughout the year." Serves as manager of the Mayor's Alliance to Save Historic Houses.
Lofts at Marbury Village is currently programmed as a 58-unit development in 3 and one half stories with pull under and on site secure parking. It has the potential to be the first LEED for Homes project in the city and not only will it be green it will be walkable. Our Walkscore.com ranking is 86 out of 100, showing our project is 'Very Walkable'.
Savannah, GA -- For the past 30 years, it's been committed to bringing increasing levels of artistic excellence to its mission of educating and inspiring audiences about critical issues.
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