Codes and Standards

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Among the suggestions were rooftop solar energy systems and cool roofs, which could be encouraged...

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February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Obama Administration wants to boost fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for mode...

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February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Using weather forecasts to predict outdoor temperature changes can lead to significant energy sav...

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February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project is $100 million over budget and has missed its scheduled completion date.

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OSHA says the rules will protect workers and prevent 700 fatalities annually. Others say the rule...

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February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

State and city officials are pushing for increased bonding capacity to pay for the storm shelters...

February 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Freddie Mac will gather data on energy and water use from property owners, and encourage lenders...

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February 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sixteen years ago, the Los Angeles City Council decided against requiring retrofits of existing b...

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February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the new LEED Online platform with streamlined do...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Energy Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for metal halide lamp fixture...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it would extend the comment period for a p...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Using LEED certification as a marketing tool is perceived by developers to be a successful tool,...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing’s PV Taskforce is releasing the first public d...

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January 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The expansion of a tax-abatement program for green roofs under New York state law doubles the pre...

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January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Proposed legislation to further regulate the building of micro apartments has triggered appeals f...

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January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Pennsylvania Department of Education owes about $1 billion to numerous school districts for a...

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January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Tests showed winds can cause photovoltaic panels to destroy waterproof membranes. 

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquake...

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January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new version addresses recent changes in federal contracting.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Despite misleading media reports, January 1 did not mark a ban on the manufacture or import of 60...

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January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

There are 71 new LEED Interpretations, including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

ASHRAE Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, now includes climatic...

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January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent winners of the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge include a brick made from bac...

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January 09, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Our experts say no, but it could save lives. In this report, they offer recommendations on securi...

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January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Legislation that approved the construction of a new billion dollar stadium for the Minnesota Viki...

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January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Proposed changes include mandating the insulation of hot water piping in new buildings. 

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Living Building Challenge’s Net Positive Energy + Water Conference will be held Feb. 4-5 in S...

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January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Gerhard Becker was sentenced to a year in LA county jail after pleading no contest to t...

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January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Newer developments include windows made with nano-crystals that control intense heat penetration...

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