Currents | Q&A: An Online Database of Hazardous Building Materials

An architect and an interior designer have created an online database of hazardous building materials.

2010/2011 Colorado Governor’s Energy Office Multifamily Weatherization Program Announcement And Invitation To Apply

The online application opened on Thursday, July 1, 2010, and will close on 11:59 PM on Friday, August 13, 2010. See program details, how-to submit application and instructions to create a login and password.


WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the Mayedition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data in the May Housing Scorecard show promise as indicators continue to show signs of stability, though officials caution that the overall outlook remains mixed. Sales of existing homes rose 2.4 percent in April, increasing in every region of the U.S. In addition, the inventory of newly constructed houses increased for the first time since April 2007. Since sales outpaced inventory levels, the supply of homes on the market dipped to 5.1 months from 5.2 months in March and a peak of 12.2 months in January 2009. Distressed sales remain a key factor, however, as the impact of serious delinquencies and underwater mortgages continue to temper market gains. The full report is available online at

Currents | Open: Fab Pops Up in FLOR’s SoHo Space

Until May 22, the online design retailer Fab is populating the FLOR carpet showroom with more than 150 products in brilliant hues.

Mortgages: Mortgages – Shopping for Loans Online

Experts suggest that would-be borrowers begin the process by reading the fine print of each site they choose to work with.