Codes and Standards

December 21, 2012

The Lake Nona campus of Valencia College in Florida shifted its sustainability standard to Green...

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December 21, 2012

On average, green schools use 33% less energy and 32% less water than their conventional counterp...

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December 14, 2012

A new set of Global Alternative Compliance Paths, or Global ACPs, are now available for all comme...

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December 14, 2012

Tokyo city officials calculate that its Green Building Program reduced energy consumption by 20%...

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December 14, 2012

Ecologically-sustainable building practices, or “green labels,” will now be included on official...

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December 14, 2012

The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in 182 Tenth, LLC v. Manhattan Construction Company t...

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December 14, 2012

The District of Columbia has released a revised set of building codes to make it a leader in gree...

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December 14, 2012

Insurance Service Office, Inc. (ISO) recently analyzed building codes and enforcement and found t...

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December 14, 2012

New York City lags behind other large cities in recycling with only 15% of residential trash bein...

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December 14, 2012

In November, the construction industry shed 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate reached 12.2%,...

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December 14, 2012

More than 150 industry professionals will discuss the development of regulatory and legislative a...

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December 04, 2012

A roofing worker from Cortland County, N.Y., has been awarded $2 million in damages due to the in...

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December 04, 2012

The mayor of San Jose, Calif., plans to issue new construction permits worth an estimated $1 bill...

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December 04, 2012

The Construction Specification Institute’s sustainability practice group is offering a webinar No...

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December 04, 2012

The U.S. Green Building Council expects to substantially revise LEED next year, requiring builder...

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December 04, 2012

The ANSI/BIFMA e3-2012 Furniture Sustainability Standard now includes an additional point for fur...

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December 04, 2012

Voters passed fewer ballot measures related to construction projects this year than they did in 2...

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December 04, 2012

More than half of the respondents to a survey of members of the Green Building Council in 62 coun...

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December 04, 2012

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the newly developed safety and perf...

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December 04, 2012

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published QAG-2-12, Voluntary...

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December 04, 2012

“(LEED is) much better than a mandatory building code because you get a little wiggle room in the...

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December 04, 2012

The Potomac River’s health stands to suffer if the region does not change its development and bui...

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December 04, 2012

Some towers in Miami, rebuilt after a hurricane in 2005, were allowed to be constructed under old...

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December 04, 2012

The Durst Organization, the developer of the first LEED platinum certified skyscraper in the coun...

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December 04, 2012

Cities of the future can be both more resilient and more sustainable by promoting strategies that...

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December 04, 2012

Legislation that allowed local governments to direct excess property tax dollars from tax-increme...

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November 29, 2012

Green procurement policies or green building mandates can help accelerate the adoption of green b...

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November 29, 2012

An effective document management system is necessary to stay in compliance with new and forthcomi...

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November 29, 2012

Researchers aim to gauge how buildings constructed with reinforced concrete withstand an earthqua...

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November 29, 2012

Experts on insurance, weather, and catastrophe modeling say the role of climate change in Hurrica...

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