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Top 10 Multifamily Markets

Top 10 Multifamily Markets | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it

5 of of top 10 multifamily markets are in California.  West coast dominates with 7 of the top 10.

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How Can We Reduce the Cost of Providing Urban Housing?

How Can We Reduce the Cost of Providing Urban Housing? | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it

From pre-fab to microunits to using public land for middle-income housing, there are many ideas for how to provide less expensive housing in a hot market. Part two in a series on the cost of housing, this forum looks at how we can bring less expensive housing to San Francisco. 

 

Join ZETA Design+Build's Taeko Takagi at the SPUR Urban Center on February 11th at 12:30 PM

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10 Innovative Affordable Housing Designs For Sustainable Living

10 Innovative Affordable Housing Designs For Sustainable Living | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it

Today, affordable housing seeks to do more than simply create decent spaces for living. 

 

Instead, new affordable housing models incorporate sustainable features that reduce the cost of construction maintenance, technologies that help empower residents and connect them to outside resources, and greater reverence for human scale and connection to the street—beneficial features that we can only hope to see more of in the future.

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Modeling gets real, and really reliable, for architecture

Modeling gets real, and really reliable, for architecture | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
Some stumbling blocks associated with building information modeling may be removed by a new framework called Levels of Development (LOD), which specifies how detailed the models are.
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San Francisco's SmartSpace SoMa is the First Prefab Micro Housing Project in the US

San Francisco's SmartSpace SoMa is the First Prefab Micro Housing Project in the US | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
Panoramic Interests completes a 23 unit micro housing project aiming for LEED Platinum certification in San Francisco built with prefabricated modules by local builder ZETA.
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Self-sustaining buildings on the rise

Self-sustaining buildings on the rise | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
The green-building movement is rapidly evolving and gaining momentum after a slump during the global fiscal meltdown.
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ZETA Design + Build - Interview with HomeStyleGreen

ZETA Design + Build - Interview with HomeStyleGreen | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
ZETA Design + Build manufacture modular homes and buildings in a factory. I spokes with CEO Howard Koenig to find out why this is a good idea.
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The Future of Green Building May Be Closer Than You Think (Part 1/2)

The Future of Green Building May Be Closer Than You Think (Part 1/2) | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
Buildings that consume no outside energy are being developed today using existing technology. This is the first of a two part series.
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AP 1211 micro apartment by Alan Chu

AP 1211 micro apartment by Alan Chu | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
AP 1211 micro apartment in São Paulo by Alan Chu with storage space created by wooden crates and a black metal spiral staircase.
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Building Boom Cities: The Metro Areas With The Most New Construction

Building Boom Cities: The Metro Areas With The Most New Construction | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
VideoAt the height of the economic downturn more than 700 construction projects were idled across New York City’s five boroughs, according to the city’s Department of Buildings.
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BIM serves up safety, ROI for construction projects, says McGraw-Hill report

BIM serves up safety, ROI for construction projects, says McGraw-Hill report | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
North American construction companies are reporting higher project ROI, less injuries and faster production after implementing safety programs such as building information modeling (BIM), according to a new survey by McGraw Hill Construction.
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Improve Your Bottom Line with Building Information Modeling

Improve Your Bottom Line with Building Information Modeling | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it

The single biggest cost sink in most building construction projects stems from information asymmetry.  This occurs when various stakeholders – i.e. developers, architects, engineers, and general contractors – assess a project’s viability and cost from their unique perspectives and often at different phases of a building’s life cycle.

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Housing Partnership Equity Trust Launches $100 Million Fund For Affordable Multifamily Housing

Housing Partnership Equity Trust Launches $100 Million Fund For Affordable Multifamily Housing | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, DC - In a pioneering new approach to acquiring safe, decent and affordable housing, the newly formed Housing Partnership Equity Trust...
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Single and Multifamily Home Building on the Rise in 2014

Single and Multifamily Home Building on the Rise in 2014 | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it

The prospects for home building in 2014 are bright. National Association of Home Builders is forecasting a nearly 25% gain in total housing starts.

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Aging Boomers to Boost Demand for Apartments, Condos and Townhouses

Aging Boomers to Boost Demand for Apartments, Condos and Townhouses | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
The single-family home isn’t obsolete, yet. But the aging of the baby boomers could reshape the U.S. housing market and economy in the coming years.
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The net zero energy building movement is taking off in the US

The net zero energy building movement is taking off in the US | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
The idea of zero net energy is taking root in North America: a new report says the number of buildings either at or reaching for the standard has more than doubled in the past two years.
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Building Offsite: Saving Energy, Time, and Resources with Modules

Building Offsite: Saving Energy, Time, and Resources with Modules | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it

Onsite construction costs will only rise in the near future, but still, over 90 percent of developments will continue to build onsite.  "The biggest obstacle is that people don’t understand the impact of what factory-built modules can have on projects,” says Howard Koenig, CEO of ZETA Design+Build.

 
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Micro-Apartments: Modular Building and Affordability in San Francisco

Micro-Apartments: Modular Building and Affordability in San Francisco | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
For developers in San Francisco, “it’s the best of times, and it’s the worst of times,” says Panoramic Interests CEO Patrick Kennedy.
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Net Zero Energy Buildings: Achieving the Art of the Possible

Net Zero Energy Buildings: Achieving the Art of the Possible | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
Green, net zero building principles encompass the entire life cycle of a building—from the design and construction phases to the operation and maintenance of the building.
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The Future of Green Building May Be Closer Than You Think (Part 2/2)

The Future of Green Building May Be Closer Than You Think (Part 2/2) | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
Buildings that consume no outside energy are being developed today using existing technology. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here.
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Inside a 295-square-foot apartment

Inside a 295-square-foot apartment | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
This micro-apartment in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood makes use of every square inch of space and rents for $1,600 a month.
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Green Building Is Growing Rapidly in the Retail and Hospitality Sectors

Green Building Is Growing Rapidly in the Retail and Hospitality Sectors | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
According to a new report released today by McGraw Hill Construction in partnership with Waste Management, entitled Green Retail and Hospitality SmartMarket Report: Capitalizing on the Growth in Green Building Investments, owners of retail and...
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ZETA Adopts a New Brand Name & Logo

ZETA Adopts a New Brand Name & Logo | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it

...It combines the two aspects of what we do:  Design – represented by the pencil led; and Build – represented by the universally recognized shape of a roof.

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Army, GSA aim for 'net zero' energy use

Army, GSA aim for 'net zero' energy use | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
Since early 2011, the Army's Fort Detrick, Md., has been on a mission to use only as much energy as it produces by fiscal 2020.
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Next For Nest: Building Out The Smart Grid, One Home At A Time

Next For Nest: Building Out The Smart Grid, One Home At A Time | A Better Way to Build | Scoop.it
Since its introduction in 2011, the connected thermostat Nest has emerged as a shining example of a smart device that’s actually smart.
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