PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — It’s been a tough year with the global pandemic impacting jobs, income, and responsibilities. Parents are juggling work, child care, and at-home education, but with all that change, they are gaining new perspective on the places they call home. What was once the place, “they came home to,” is now the place they spend 24 hours a day. This is driving changes in what families want in the design of their space. Consequently, the NKBA Economic Indicators Dashboard notes home ownership spikes as high as 20% in Q2 of 2020 and the renovation
Good morning. I’m Andrew Khouri, the L.A. Times Business section’s residential real estate reporter, filling in for Rachel Schnalzer to bring you our weekly newsletter. During the last financial crisis, millions of Americans lost their homes to foreclosure, and many of those houses were scooped up by investors — large and small — to flip or rent out.
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Could wood buildings save the climate? New research from Yale indicates that the use of engineered wood in urban construction could help cities absorb excess carbon from the environment.
This collaborative study from Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the School of Architecture and colleagues from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany modeled the effects of building materials on carbon emissions and storage. They found that timber products have the potential to turn our buildings into carbon sinks.
“Natural carbon sinks such as land ecosystems and oceans have been able to offset anthropogenic emissions