Codes and Standards

March 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

FTSE Group, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and the U.S. Green Buildin...

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March 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Green buildings can offer benefits to a wide array of stakeholders throughout their life cycle, a...

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March 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

 

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released i...
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CRSI releases new technical note on stainless steel reinforcing bars
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has released a new technical note, Frequently Ask...

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Proposed ASHRAE standard revisions would boost requirement for automatic lightin
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Proposed changes to the ASHRAE/IES energy standard would require automatic lighting controls in m...

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ANSI standard for interior doors open for second public ballot
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

WDMA I.S.6A-11, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Stile and Rail Doors a...

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February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

New design values for all sizes and grades of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber were...

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Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...

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A view of Loring Park, Minneapolis. Credit: Dan Wick
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Charlotte, Denver, and Milwaukee are among 10 U.S. cities ranked recently by the conservation org...

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BD+C's 2011 White Paper: Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

We submit our eighth White Paper on Sustainability in the hope that it will inspire architects, e...

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In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can hav
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can have a positive role...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A group of civil engineers from around the western U.S. is developing additions to the building c...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Commercial buildings have seen a drop in their energy intensity of more than 40% since 1980, acco...

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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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