The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) reports that the number of LEED-certified homes has grown 19% since 2017 and reached an all-time high with nearly 500,000 single-family and multifamily homes. The full report can be found here.


Hitachi Power Tools announced it has changed its name to Hikoki High Performance Power Tools. Its rebranded website can be found here.


International Standards and Training Alliance (INSTALL) members donated time and materials for flooring installations for several charitable organizations, including the Wounded Warrior Project and Homeward Bound. Members also installed hardwood flooring for a Ronald McDonald House in Southern California. See the full press release here.