Codes and Standards

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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January 02, 2013

A legally mandated report that tracks the energy use of New York City's largest buildings provide...

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January 02, 2013

The New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that would require installation of green or blue...

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December 21, 2012

The American Institute of Architects released...

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December 21, 2012

A 120-million sf urban development in China will be designed according to high green standards fo...

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December 21, 2012

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) urges professionals to avoid using chemicals a...

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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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