The environmental impact of buildings

Let’s spread knowledge and awareness : Statistics According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in 2014 within the United States, buildings have a huge impact of… 39% total energy use 12% total water consumption 68% total electricity consumption 38% carbon dioxide emissions Clearly, buildings have a large impact, and the number of buildings, especially houses,…

Fed aims to get rid of Detroit’s vacant homes

SOURCE :  http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2014/05/14/feds-aim-to-stem-detroits-tide-of-abandoned-homes/ By Lisa Lambert The federal government is pushing to eradicate a long-standing symbol of Detroit’s massive economic deterioration: the abandoned house. On Tuesday, the regulator of government-controlled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a pilot program that will begin in coming weeks in Detroit to keep families in their current homes through…

Detroit according to Forbes Magazine

SOURCE : FORBES MAGAZINE  15 U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns DETROIT #5   Detroit, Mich. Detroit has suffered a bad reputation for years now, thanks to its weak economy and mass exodus of residents. “It’s a tale of two cities: the one that’s bankrupt and then there’s the one that’s revitalizing its downtown and attracting the…

Detroit, By Dan Gilbert (Quicken Loans)

Dan Gilbert: Detroit bankruptcy a ‘step toward a better and brighter tomorrow’ Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert and others Detroit business leaders revealed a retail ‘master plan’ for downtown Detroit Thursday afternoon. Gilbert with Rock Ventures President and CEO Matt Cullen, Downtown Detroit Partnership President and CEO Dave Blaszkiewicz, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation President and…

Detroit’s visible improvements

Michigan’s many business climate changes have resulted in noteworthy improvements, including: • No. 1 for states that recovered most from the Great Recession. • No. 4 in the nation for most new corporate expansions or building projects in 2012. • Third most business-friendly tax ranking among the nation’s 12 largest states. • Third in the…

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