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Growing Climate Solutions Act Introduced in Senate

This week, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the Growing Climate Solutions Act.  This bipartisan legislation would create a U.S. Department of Agriculture certification program to help eliminate the challenges preventing forest owners and farmers from participating in potential carbon credit markets due to cost and access to reliable market information and

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U.S. Architectural Billings Continue to Rise in March

The March Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased 2.3 points from February to 55.6, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts rose 4.1 points from February to 55.7. March billings increased and were in positive territory across all geographic

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March Canadian Housing Starts Increase

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in March was 335,200 units, up 21.6% from February. The SAAR of urban starts rose 24.4% to 300,973 in March. Multiple urban starts jumped 33.8% to 222,358 and single-family levels grew 3.6% to 78,615 from February. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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Rural Forest Markets Act Introduced in the Senate

Senators Stabenow (D-MI) and Braun (R-IN) this week introduced the Rural Forest Markets Act to support the 36% of U.S. forests owned by families and small operators.  The bipartisan legislation is designed to provide this largest segment of U.S. forest ownership with the ability to generate revenue from potential carbon offset markets, foster investments in

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U.S. Housing Starts Increase in March

U.S. housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.74 million, up 19.4% from the revised February estimate and 37.0% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts increased 15.3% from February to 1.24 million. U.S. building permits in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.77

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Growing Climate Solutions Act Introduced in Senate

This week, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the Growing Climate Solutions Act.  This bipartisan legislation would create a U.S. Department of Agriculture certification program to help eliminate the challenges preventing forest owners and farmers from participating in potential carbon credit markets due to cost and access to reliable market information and

Read More »

U.S. Architectural Billings Continue to Rise in March

The March Architecture Billings Index (ABI) increased 2.3 points from February to 55.6, according to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Economics & Market Research Group. A score below 50 indicates a decline in billings. Design contracts rose 4.1 points from February to 55.7. March billings increased and were in positive territory across all geographic

Read More »

March Canadian Housing Starts Increase

The monthly standalone seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of Canadian housing starts in March was 335,200 units, up 21.6% from February. The SAAR of urban starts rose 24.4% to 300,973 in March. Multiple urban starts jumped 33.8% to 222,358 and single-family levels grew 3.6% to 78,615 from February. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Read More »

Rural Forest Markets Act Introduced in the Senate

Senators Stabenow (D-MI) and Braun (R-IN) this week introduced the Rural Forest Markets Act to support the 36% of U.S. forests owned by families and small operators.  The bipartisan legislation is designed to provide this largest segment of U.S. forest ownership with the ability to generate revenue from potential carbon offset markets, foster investments in

Read More »

U.S. Housing Starts Increase in March

U.S. housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.74 million, up 19.4% from the revised February estimate and 37.0% higher than the comparable month in 2020. Single-family housing starts increased 15.3% from February to 1.24 million. U.S. building permits in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.77

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