It May Be Fall, But We’re Still Seeing Green!

Did you know that IRES was the first MLS in Colorado to go Green in 2011?  Since then, IRES has continued to lead with numerous behind the scenes efforts to improve energy efficiency knowledge and transparency in the industry. This green data creates a ripple effect that touches almost everyone involved in the real estateContinue reading “It May Be Fall, But We’re Still Seeing Green!”

Fort Collins: A Rose by Any Other Name?

William Shakespeare famously said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Apparently, the City of Fort Collins believes rebranding its Climate Action Plan (CAP) will convince residents to support it. Recently staff provided an update regarding efforts to move from the planning stage to implementation. The goal of the plan is toContinue reading “Fort Collins: A Rose by Any Other Name?”

Nation: Feds Announce Changes to PACE Loans

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced changes to the treatment of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans. This new guidance, which goes into effect immediately, states that PACE loans will remain in a subordinated position on most FHA mortgages, in line with long-standing guidance from the Federal Housing FinanceContinue reading “Nation: Feds Announce Changes to PACE Loans”

Boulder County: Commissioners Choose Flood Recovery over Sustainability

Earlier this year a group of residents asked the Commissioners to consider a sustainability measure that would include support for energy efficiency, sustainability programs, and local food infrastructure. Surveys have consistently shown strong support for sustainability initiatives and in a poll earlier this year, sixty percent of Boulder County residents said they would support aContinue reading “Boulder County: Commissioners Choose Flood Recovery over Sustainability”