Post-Irma: Conservation Agenda More Vital Than Ever

Letter: Conservation Easements Benefit Public

Ridgeville resident William Baughman wrote the following Letter to the Editor in Charleston’s April 12th Post and Courier: I agree with the March 25 letter headlined “Private easements” about the importance of using conservation easements to protect South Carolina land for future generations. As we go through efforts such as the county comprehensive plan updates, we…

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Gorgeous Green Building

Green (Building) Is the New Gold

Source: RobbReport (May 9, 2018) – The trending environmentally conscious real estate movement shows the industry values the planet and its inhabitants. The green building movement formally took off in the United States during the early 1990s as the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment sought to create environmentally responsible homes and promote…

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Multifamily Developers Embrace Green Building

Benefits like increased energy efficiency and cost savings, combined with heightened resident demand for sustainable features, are driving multifamily developers to go green. Source: Multi-Housing News (May 2, 2018) – Alongside the development boom that Marcus & Millichap estimates will add 335,000 new multifamily units to the nation’s inventory this year, another phenomenon is emerging.…

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Growth spurt: Here’s how city of Mauldin’s growth doubled and why it will happen again

Source: Greenville News Online (April 7, 2018) – A year ago, developer Jack Shaw’s land at Interstate 385 and East Butler Road included a half-mile paved loop around an empty, 10-acre field. Today it is the site of BB&T’s 140,000-square-foot, 700-employee mortgage center. Where an abandoned shoe store stood last fall on Main Street in Mauldin, a Starbucks cafe…

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