Codes and Standards
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Expensive upgrades can be postponed for several years.
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Pertains to commercial and residential buildings shorter than 10 stories.
Built on a industrial brownfield, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is a SITES project. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.
Federal agency will use for properties with and without buildings.
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American Wood Council Document offers design information for structural applications.
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Becomes effective April 26.
All Stor Self Storage, a year-old self-storage facility with 600 units in Austin, Texas, is located near one of that city's largest subdivisions. Its design needed to blend in with its residential surroundings. Image: Preferred Self Storage Builders.
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EDF and PG&E team up on interest-free loans for qualified projects.
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Designed to balance with preservation requirements.
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Guelph, Ontario, will pay a $1,125 fine to the province.
Cite concerns about technological and economic feasibility.
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New requirements went into effect April 8.
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Illegal wood is primary target to restrict illicit material in the supply chain.
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The requirements would effectively eliminate incandescent and halogen bulbs.
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Updates 2007 edition; includes five comprehensive design examples.
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The book offers advice for designing structures in the fast-changing data center industry.
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Building evacuations in emergencies are too dangerous as a result.
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Millions of students said to be learning in obsolete facilities.
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Aim is to help better understand thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings.
Construction industry has until June 2017 to comply.
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Provides recommendations on engineered wood construction systems.
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New York’s luxury micro units could be first step to developing affordable units.
Optional supplement to environmental, social, and governance assessment.
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Undergraduates at 24 universities awarded grants.
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Addresses sustainability, resiliency, healthy living.
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Conflict between energy-hungry casinos and utilities highlights challenges of burgeoning solar el...read more
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Law attempts to alleviate Silicon Valley’s high housing costs.
Could be a recruiting tool for occupant companies.
Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. Photo: Jon/Creative Commons.
Directs designers of public buildings to focus on functionality.
Flawed energy efficiency research yields misleading, confusing results.
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The plan includes restrictions on crawler cranes during windy conditions.