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IgCC new building standards
November 18,2011

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is expected to set a floor for building standards and may create the opportunity for LEED...

OSHA safety fall rule
November 18,2011

The new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring employers operating in the residential construction industry to use the same...

Austin sidewalks
November 18,2011

Austin, Texas has proposed building codes that require wider sidewalks and call for buildings to be closer to sidewalks along a 3.5-mile stretch...

November 10,2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program has released a final specification for weather-based irrigation controllers—...

October 28,2011

A new ISO standard specifies safety requirements for escalators and moving walks.

October 20,2011

The LEED 2012 rating system, set to launch in November 2012, will contain features to make sure buildings function as intended, and improve over...

October 13,2011

Architectural products company Construction Specialities and design firm Perkins + Will have created a label for building materials to shed light...

October 06,2011

The heavy rains and high winds of Hurricane Irene didn’t cause any problems for a Con Edison green roof in New York City. The roof contains sedum...

October 06,2011

Structured much like other rating systems, RoofPoint, establishes green standards specifically for roofs.

September 30,2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have developed a new guidance...