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2003 News Archive

March 21, 2003
Builders, Architects Tour Energy-Efficient Prototype Rehab Home in Philadelphia
Despite an unrelenting March rain, more than 30 builders, architects and housing agency representatives gathered in a Philadelphia rowhouse to take in the latest technologies that are beginning to change the face of affordable housing. Entitled "Rethinking Rehab: Building Better, Building Greener" the tour was designed to show visitors an innovative approach to urban rehab during the construction of a 1,200 sf rowhouse in South Philly.

February 20, 2003
RAND Report Recommends Strategies for the Federal Government to Accelerate Innovation in Housing Industry The U.S. economy would benefit from higher levels of innovation in the housing industry. Housing innovations help reduce home energy consumption, cut costs of materials, and reduce barriers to home ownership, among other benefits, according to a RAND report issued today.

February 14, 2003
Technology, Family Contribute to Valentine’s Day “Warmth” in Baltimore Habitat for Humanity Project
A close-knit family of six accepted the keys to a newly renovated rowhouse at 937 Homestead Street in Baltimore today. But at least some of the comfort felt at the dedication ceremony of this Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity project was owed to the windows.

January 27, 2003
PATH Awards Certificates of Appreciation to Key Partners at "Breakfast of Innovators"
PATH presented awards to several key partners in the NextGen Demonstration Home during a breakfast event at the Las Vegas show home last Thursday. The awards recognized the roles of pivotal players in the demonstration home, which drew 8,400 visitors between January 9 and 24.

January 22, 2003
NSF Announces Research Program, Requests Proposals
The Directorate for Engineering of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a research program in support of PATH as part of its ongoing partnership with HUD. Whereas previous years' announcements have been open calls for a variety of research proposals, this year's announcement will focus on groundbreaking proposals in the three areas designated to be at the forefront of housing technology through PATH's Technology Roadmapping. Read full text on NSF Web site

January 16, 2003
PATH Issues Solicitation for Research Proposals
Solicitation R-CHI-00677 was issued 1/16/03. The 5 contracts expected to be awarded as a result of this solicitation will cover the following PATH categories: PATH 9 - Creating Whole House System Solutions, PATH 11 - Durability/Moisture: Applying System Solutions, PATH 12 - Whole House Research: Disentangling Utilities, PATH 13 - Panel's Research I: Wall Panels Benchmark and Performance Requirements, PATH 14 - Tools for Streamlining the Code Enforcement Documentation and Communication Process. This solicitation is total set aside for small business concerns. All proposals are due 3/11/03. Download PDF file Connect to HUD Web site

January 7, 2003
PATH Sponsors "Breakfast of Innovators" at NextGen Demonstration Home The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), a co-sponsor of the NextGen Demonstration Home in Las Vegas, Nevada, has announced a schedule of PATH events at the Home. Currently being constructed in the parking lot of the Stardust Hotel and Casino, the 3,100 square-foot residence will showcase the latest building science for energy efficiency and connectivity, and will be open to the housing industry, the press, and the public concurrently with the International Builders Show, January 20-24, 2003.

January 3, 2003
PATH Announces Call to Small Businesses for Proposals for Major Research Projects
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is issuing Request for Proposals Number R-CHI-00677 in support of HUD's Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH). Read more.

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