New technology for home efficiency in U.S. publications...

INDUSTRY WATCH

May 05, 2002

New technology for home efficiency in U.S. publications

The Department of Housing and Urban Development celebrated Earth Day 2002 by issuing consumer publications highlighting new technology for improving home efficiency.

The publications, whose titles include Materials Recycling and Reuse, Energy/Power Systems Generation and A Guide to Deconstruction, discuss topics such as recycling, reuse and means of conserving power and are published by HUD's Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, known as PATH.

Copies of the publications can be ordered online at www@ path.org.

News in brief

Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT announced the beginning of its operations in the mid-Atlantic region. The sister company of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is combining people and resources from the former Coldwell Banker Commercial Tom Stevens and O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Commercial Services and has 60 certified commercial real estate specialists in Maryland, Washington and Virginia.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced its top listers and sellers for March: Annapolis/Church Circle: Joan Adrian, Dave Wright; Annapolis Plaza: Carolyn Gardner; Bel Air/Abingdon: Bob Head, Sheri McLaughlin; Bel Air/Forest Hill: Phyllis Giese; BWI: Sandy Schafer, Tricia Warfield; Catonsville: Kendall Skirven; Chestertown: Bonnie Martin, Roger Smith; Columbia: Sue Brazzel, Kim Nowalk; Crofton: Donna Sweet, Dawn Baxter; Dundalk: Kay Cooper; Easton: Randy Staats, Marrie Retallack; Eldersburg: Bill Sapp, Ramona Beccio; Ellicott City: Diane Kenworthy; Federal Hill: Cindy Conklin, Bob Merbler; Fells Point: Jakob Metz, Colleen Shindledecker; Frederick/Westridge: Margie Shankle, Marilyn Harrington; Frederick/Prospect: Jerry Coates, Frank Valente; Glen Burnie: Kathleen Truitt, Sally Snowberger; Greenspring: Charlotte Patrone, Whit Harvery Group; Hagerstown: SuZanne Glocker, Linda Priest; Hampstead: Sherri Fales, Ric and Lori Robbins; Hunt Valley: Dottie Hicks, Penny Noval; Jacksonville: Sean O'Conor; Lexington Park: Pam Krochmalick, Gloria Abell; Mount Airy: Cathie Alexander, Pat Plum; Odenton: Vibha Pubbi; Owings Mills: Linda Weinstein, Sofiya Faybusovich; Pasadena: Diane Blake; Reisterstown: Cookie and Dave Stone, Robert Tankin; Roland Park/Stone Mill: Sonja Philips; Roland Park/Wyndhurst: Rene Gunning Jr.; Severn: Jeff Adlington, Doll Haley; Severna Park: Steve Graves; Timonium: Mary Ann Gruntowicz; Towson/Lutherville: Pat Schuebel, Judy Morris; Towson/South: Denise Malloy, Barb Blom; Waldorf: Melinda Roark; Westminster: Darlene Kegel, Judy Gill; White Marsh: Jeanette Colberg; Bethany-Middlesex: Tom Carney, Lauren Alberti; North Bethany: Rupert Smith; Ocean City-52nd Street: Cathy Vlcek, Doug Galloway; Ocean City-104th Street: Wayne Phillips, Dan Clayland; Rehoboth Beach: Linda Book, Gail Sturdavant.

Powers Homes has hired Builders 1st Choice Land LLC and its full-time representative Dennis Swindells for land acquisition.

Carroll County Association of Realtors named Sara Erhartic the Affiliate of the Year, an award recognizing an individual who supports the real estate industry and practices fairly and ethically. Erhartic has been marketing coordinator at Masonry Homes Inc. since April 1997.

On the move

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. announced Diana and Ed Hirschhorn have joined its Bel Air office. The pair come from O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA, where they were named top producers for listings and sales in February.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced that Phyllis S. Goldberg has joined its Roland Park at Wyndhurst Station office. Goldberg was previously executive director of the Maryland Council of Community Mental Health Programs.

Calendar

Monday: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. is holding a free seminar on real estate careers at its Hunt Valley office. Call: 410-560-1700 for time and to register. Roland Park and Mount Vernon offices, 6 p.m. Call: 410-889-9800. Columbia Mid-Town office, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call: 888-805-4883.

Tuesday: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. is holding a free seminar on real estate careers at its Pikesville office at 6:30 p.m. Call: 410-653-1700.

Wednesday: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. is holding a free seminar on real estate careers at its Elkridge offices at 6 p.m. Call: 410-744-8181. Phoenix office, 7 p.m. Call: 410-667-1900. Lutherville office, 7 p.m. Call: 410-823-8111.

Wednesday: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. is holding a free seminar on real estate careers at its Columbia Mid-Town office at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call: 888-805-4883.

Saturday: The Home & Design Show, sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Maryland, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Timonium Fairgrounds.

May 13: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. is holding a free seminar on real estate careers at its Hunt Valley office. Call for time and to register: 410-560-1700. Roland Park & Mount Vernon offices, 6 p.m. Call: 410-889-9800.

May 14: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. is holding a free seminar on real estate careers at its Towson Centre office at 7 p.m. Call: 410-825-6400.

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