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Residential New Construction permits up

May 24, 2012

www.Oregonlive.com

Portland-area homebuilders are well on their way to their most productive year since 2008.

Metro builders pulled permits for 382 single-family homes in April, according to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s the most of any month in two years, and the strongest April since 2008. The homes permitted in April, […]

Code Supports Builders Using Passive Standard

By Lee Van Der Voo, Sustainable Business Oregon

Supports of the passive trend achieved a landmark in Oregon this month when a committee charged with drafting the state’s building code adopted a standard recognizing passive house construction.

The Oregon Reach Code Committee, a group that develops Oregon’s building code three years in advance of its implementation, adopted […]