About the City of Austin Housing & Planning Dept.This post is sponsored by our community partner, the City of Austin Housing & Planning Department, which partners with the community to shape a more equitable Austin and to prevent the displacement of people and services, using...

Green by Design is now online! Learn how to build, remodel, or buy green homes that improve energy and water efficiency, increase comfort, and reduce maintenance. The workshops are designed to provide a choice of topics based on your green building needs. Sessions are hosted by...

Green by Design is now online! Learn how to build, remodel, or buy green homes that improve energy and water efficiency, increase comfort, and reduce maintenance. The workshops are designed to provide a choice of topics based on your green building needs. Sessions are hosted by...

Green by Design is now online! Learn how to build, remodel, or buy green homes that improve energy and water efficiency, increase comfort, and reduce maintenance. The workshops are designed to provide a choice of topics based on your green building needs. Sessions are hosted by...

Hempitecture will be hosting its third annual Hemp Building Summit This October 29-30th, 2021 at the Austin Public Library, in Austin, Texas.   This event features two days of idea sharing, collaboration, and networking with the goal of accelerating action towards sustainable building practices. The attendees will...

Last February, the City of Austin issued the third-highest number of building permits in the U.S. What effect has this growth and the pandemic had on the Austin market? Which trends will influence the City’s future? Join us as our speakers discuss the economic outlook,...

SummaryA new report shows that Austin is falling really short of meeting its affordable housing goals. Action BoxYou can learn more about HousingWorks Austin and their affordable housing advocacy work at HousingWorksAustin.org. There’s been a lot of talk lately about housing affordability in Austin… but...

SummaryAustin's homelessness policies and programs have changed a lot over the past year. With our latest post, we provide an update on everything from Prop B enforcement to the city's new HEAL Initiative. Action BoxThe Other Ones Foundation is raising money to build 200 individual...

Construction techniques continue to advance energy efficiency for newer homes, but existing homes can also benefit from the use of these techniques to improve occupant comfort and energy efficiency. Choosing impactful renovations uses design and building science to identify the right measures for a particular...