Codes and Standards

Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to b
February 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to benchmark and disc...

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The countrys largest geothermal system is at Ball State University.
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

More than 665 U.S. colleges and universities have publicly committed to pursue net-zero carbon em...

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ASHRAE publishes protocols for performance measurement
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

ASHRAE has published “Performance Measurement Procedures for Commercial Buildings: Best Practices...

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California resolves ADA inconsistencies with 2013 building code
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The recently adopted 2013 California Building Code (CBC) revisions bring the state code in line w...

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Bullitt Foundation says Living Building Challenge can only be met after code cha
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 50,000 sf Bullitt Center in Seattle is being constructed to be the greenest, most energy-effi...

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Tilt-Up Concrete Assn. offers technical advice on 2012 International Energy Code
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) says it can be a major industry resource in helping design...

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Window manufacturers advocate for favorable building codes and tax policy.
February 08, 2013 | Posted by Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Document urges a regulatory stance that will support manufacturing, including favorable building...

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February 06, 2013 | CSI

CSI is revitalizing its brand as part of its continued pursuit of its mission: improving facility...

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January 25, 2013

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has released five revisions to ANSI/BHMA s...

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January 25, 2013

AISC 206-13, a quality management system standard for structural steel erectors, is now available...

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January 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Plug loads illustrate how much end-users impact overall building energy use.

January 25, 2013

A newly revised filtration standard from ASHRAE combines two standards aimed at improving the tec...

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January 25, 2013

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has proposed suspending a tunnel-building proj...

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January 16, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered cuts to military spending as a precaution in case the...

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January 16, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The General Services Administration, which manages a portfolio of almost 10,000 buildings, is usi...

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January 16, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Roofs painted white can reflect heat and reduce warm-weather energy use, but in cooler regions li...

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January 16, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

NSF International, an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certif...

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January 16, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The ANSI A10 Accredited Standards Committee for Construction and Demolition Operations recently a...

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January 10, 2013

Public.Resource.Org released 10,062 public safety documents including building codes covering 24...

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January 10, 2013

Updating of local zoning and building codes is one of nine low-tech steps that can boost sustaina...

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January 10, 2013

A developing technology could begin to have an impact on sustainable standards over the next few...

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January 10, 2013

Congress recently passed the Drywall Safety Act; President Barack Obama is expected to sign it so...

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January 04, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The deal in Congress to avoid going over the so-called fiscal cliff "should encourage many busine...

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January 04, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

California is revising the state’s standards on interior furniture and insulation to maintain or...

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January 04, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has released revised guidelines on Temporary Wind Bracing of...

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January 04, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The 13-floor, 415,000 sf La Jolla Commons II office tower in San Diego will be the largest buildi...

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January 04, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

One Angel Square in Manchester, England, is the highest scoring outstanding building for the Buil...

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January 02, 2013

The Pentagon has eliminated the stringent real estate leasing standards it put into place followi...

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January 02, 2013

Google has contributed a $3 million grant to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to help tran...

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January 02, 2013

Nantes has a strong commitment to address challenges such as urban sprawl and carbon dioxide emis...

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