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What if Construction in Commercial buildings could better assist with lower carbon emissions pledge?

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As commercial contractors committed to leave the world a bit greener to our children, we are always wondering how construction, material and the overall construction process could be improved to better assist lower carbon emissions. Read this article which highlights some of the challenges related to this major question. Being eco-conscious in Construction is not […]

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Worldwide electricity demand could be met by installing solar panels on half the world’s roofs

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Very interesting numbers highlighted by this new solar panels research study. Solar panels are another fantastic and creative invention we fully support. First, Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than in 2010. Second, covering 50% of the world’s roofs with solar panels would provide enough capacity to meet the world’s annual electricity needs. […]

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Contractors react to federal vaccine mandates

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Construction professionals are questioning elements of President Joe Biden’s new vaccine requirements. Source: Construction Dive, Sebastian Obando Since President Joe Biden issued plans to mandate vaccines in some workplaces earlier this month, a number of construction companies are encouraging their employees to get vaccinated and are trying to figure out what the new rules mean […]

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Commercial Contractors Struggle to Find Workers, Materials

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92% report difficulty finding workers; of those, 42% have turned down work because of it. (SOURCE:Contractor Mag). WASHINGTON, DC — In the face of escalating challenges including worker shortages, materials shortages, and rising costs, commercial construction contractors are seeing a slowdown in the pace of their recovery from the pandemic, according to third quarter data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index). Almost all (92%) contractors report some level of difficulty […]

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The 2022 Rivian R1T truck

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Rivian R1t Truck Electric vehicle

Interesting write up by TechCrunch who test-drove the upcoming Rivian truck. On its first try, Rivian produced the Goldilocks of pickup trucks. The Rivian R1T electric truck is neither too big nor small. It handles rock crawling and off-camber trails with ease, can zip from zero to 60 miles per hour on a dirt road […]

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Investor’s opportunity: Buildings account for 39% of global greenhouse emissions

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KEY POINTS Investing in sustainable buildings could offer a real solution to reducing emissions, ESG investment firm Taronga Ventures said. Green solutions can be found across the value chain, from design to construction and operations, Avi Naidu told CNBC. Buildings currently represent 39% of global greenhouse emissions, according to U.N. data. Sustainable buildings present a […]

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Homesteady recognized as Best Commercial Contractor!!

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Nice recognition from General Contractor Magazine who named us one of the 4 best commercial contractors in Thousand Oaks, CA! Woot-woot!! Here’s what General Contractor Magazine wrote about us: Homesteady 1336 N Moorpark Road, #180, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Homesteady specializes in general contracting for commercial spaces. The Southern California company works in retail, office, […]

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Why electric vehicle owners want better public charging stations

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The Biden administration is proposing installation of 500,000 public charging stations across the United States, which may help with some pain points experienced by EV owners. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on how satisfied EV owners are with public charging stations Interesting point of view, check this CNBC video post: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/08/18/why-electric-vehicle-owners-want-better-public-charging-stations.html