Regulations

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June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Volunteers in Berkeley, Calif., are collecting signatures for the “Green Downtown & Public Co...

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May 23, 2014 | BD+C Editors

The Niobrara Data Center Energy Park project in Colorado will be the first data center to be full...

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Getting to net zero: How do we power an existing building with all renewable ene
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 73-page report breaks down the incremental cost premiums for transforming three LEED Platinum...

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May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Federal disaster policy should shift its focus toward mitigation in order to reduce future disast...

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May 19, 2014 | BD+C staff

The improved economy has boosted construction starts, but a shortage of experienced trade workers...

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May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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May 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Introduced in August 2013, the proposal would lower allowable levels of crystalline silica in all...

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Vegetables, hops and herbs will be grown on the outside of the building, then ha
May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

France has presented its design for Expo Milano 2015 in Milan—its representative building will be...

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May 02, 2014 | USGBC

The list of the top 10 countries for LEED reflects the global adaptability of the world’s most wi...

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The GSA Regional Office and Cotton Annex in Southwest Washington, D.C., is being
April 30, 2014 | GSA

The GSA has issued an RFQ seeking developers who can provide construction and development service...

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April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of...

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April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company, faces $2.3 million in pr...

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April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The district’s intent to use natural features to absorb stormwater reflects an urban trend that o...

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March 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Solar panels may soon be installed on the face of Big Ben in London as part of the U.K.'s initiat...

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March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency published a new rule this month that will require the constru...

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March 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a recent successful challenge of the scientific methodology used to redraw the coastal high...

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February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Metcalf spent more than $76 million on a military construction project and sued to recoup costs....

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February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OSHA’s proposal to postpone the compliance date for crane operator certification by three years w...

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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

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

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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

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

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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 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 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 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The EPA has started the process of declaring that it has the power to regulate streams, brooks, a...

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January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a public meeting to allow...

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December 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Due to the stringency of the provisions in California’s new Title 24 energy codes, their implemen...

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December 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering a change in policy that would re...

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December 26, 2013 | Yudelson Associates

Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green bui...

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