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Winners of 6th Annual Zero Energy Challenge Announced - Energize CT

Millenials, Boomers Test Builders' Marketing Skills - HBJ

Governor Malloy Announces $78 Million in New Housing Investments Across CT - press release

Call Before You Dig - New E-Ticketing System - excavators should register prior to Jan 22 to become familiar with new e-ticketing process.  811 call times will be longer if not registered.

Ranking of Most Innovative States - Massachusetts is #1, Connecticut #5

Construction Sector a Leader for Job Growth over the Next Decade - NAHB Eye on Housing

Where Have All the Home Builders Gone ... in MA? - same story could be told in CT

Cost of renting, home ownership closer in most states - Census Bureau's 2014 five-year annual Community Services survey.

Another view of new data - Census Shows Fewer Families, Different Jobs, Changing Connecticut (Hartford Courant).

Housing In CT 2015  - Partnership for Strong Communities releases report on the latest measures of affordability.

How Many Subcontractors Does it Take to Build the Average Home? - answer may surprise you.



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2016 Legislative Session - HBRA Testimony, Find Your Legislators & More

HBRA testifies on crumbling concrete issue - Our 2-prong solution is logical and will solve current and future issues.  J.J. Mottes blames builders' installers - argument debunked by HBRA.

It's More than Just Smoke Alarms - HBRA responds to Nat'l Fire Sprinklers Assoc's despicable and hypocritical comments about home builders.

HBRA Fighting Mandate to Install Fire Sprinklers in all new 1&2 Family Homes - Again ... 7th year out of last dozen or so the legislature's Public Safety Committee entertains this highly expensive mandate that will not save lives in new homes.  On 7-18 vote, sprinkler mandate overwhelmingly defeated in committee.

HBRACT comments on CEQ's report, "Digging Connecticut" - see more info on storm water regulation here.

Sales tax exemption for weatherization products is repealed in legislature's special session - an unwelcome surprise. 
DRS Issued a Special Notice stating its interpretation of the new law - see SN 2015(11).

HBRA Files Comments with DEEP on its Municipal Stormwater Permit (aka MS4) - State's mandate on municipalities effectively breaches a settlement agreement the HBRA reached with DEEP just two years ago.

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