Codes and Standards
State and city officials are pushing for increased bonding capacity to pay for the storm shelters...
Freddie Mac will gather data on energy and water use from property owners, and encourage lenders...read more
Sixteen years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided against requiring retrofits of existing b...read more
Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...read more
LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the new LEED Online platform with streamlined do...read more
The Energy Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for metal halide lamp fixture...read more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it would extend the comment period for a p...read more
Using LEED certification as a marketing tool is perceived by developers to be a successful tool,...read more
The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing’s PV Taskforce is releasing the first public d...read more
The expansion of a tax-abatement program for green roofs under New York state law doubles the pre...read more
Proposed legislation to further regulate the building of micro apartments has triggered appeals f...read more
The Pennsylvania Department of Education owes about $1 billion to numerous school districts for a...read more
Tests showed winds can cause photovoltaic panels to destroy waterproof membranes.
Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquake...read more
The new version addresses recent changes in federal contracting.
Despite misleading media reports, January 1 did not mark a ban on the manufacture or import of 60...read more
There are 71 new LEED Interpretations, including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise.
ASHRAE Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, now includes climatic...read more
Recent winners of the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge include a brick made from bac...read more
Our experts say no, but it could save lives. In this report, they offer recommendations on securi...read more
Legislation that approved the construction of a new billion dollar stadium for the Minnesota Viki...read more
Proposed changes include mandating the insulation of hot water piping in new buildings.
The Living Building Challenge’s Net Positive Energy + Water Conference will be held Feb. 4-5 in S...read more
Architect Gerhard Becker was sentenced to a year in LA county jail after pleading no contest to t...read more
Newer developments include windows made with nano-crystals that control intense heat penetration...read more
Strengthened sprinkler regulations proposed for the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC)...read more
A new prerequisite in LEED v4 calls for each project to measure whole building energy use, and th...read more
The EPA has started the process of declaring that it has the power to regulate streams, brooks, a...read more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a public meeting to allow...read more
City officials in Akron, Ohio want to prevent stormwater from entering its combined sewer system...read more