Trend watch: Residential building market yields bigger crop

National data sources show housing starts and completions were up in 2012 compared to 2011:

  • Housing starts across the U.S. improved in 2012 compared to 2011 with the Midwest up more than 27%. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Completions in 2012 were also ahead of 2011 by more than 11% with the Midwest up nearly 8%. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Builder confidence in January 2013 remains at its highest level since April of 2006. (Source: National Association of Home Builders)
  • The Energy Center's Wisconsin Better Buildings: Better Business Conference registration rates are ahead of schedule by 35% compared to the previous year, too.

Immerse yourself in the residential building community

Join us at the eleventh annual Better Buildings: Better Business Conference in Wisconsin Dells from March 6-8, 2013 and take your residential building knowledge to the next level.

Hear what past attendees had to say when asked these questions:

"What three words describe the conference?"


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"What do you get out of the conference?"


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"What other conferences do you attend?"


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