Standards

February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

New design values for all sizes and grades of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber were...

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A view of Loring Park, Minneapolis. Credit: Dan Wick
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Charlotte, Denver, and Milwaukee are among 10 U.S. cities ranked recently by the conservation org...

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BD+C's 2011 White Paper: Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

We submit our eighth White Paper on Sustainability in the hope that it will inspire architects, e...

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In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can hav
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can have a positive role...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A group of civil engineers from around the western U.S. is developing additions to the building c...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Commercial buildings have seen a drop in their energy intensity of more than 40% since 1980, acco...

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The countrys largest geothermal system is at Ball State University.
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

More than 665 U.S. colleges and universities have publicly committed to pursue net-zero carbon em...

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ASHRAE publishes protocols for performance measurement
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

ASHRAE has published “Performance Measurement Procedures for Commercial Buildings: Best Practices...

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February 06, 2013 | CSI

CSI is revitalizing its brand as part of its continued pursuit of its mission: improving facility...

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January 25, 2013

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has released five revisions to ANSI/BHMA s...

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January 25, 2013

AISC 206-13, a quality management system standard for structural steel erectors, is now available...

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January 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Plug loads illustrate how much end-users impact overall building energy use.

January 25, 2013

A newly revised filtration standard from ASHRAE combines two standards aimed at improving the tec...

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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

A developing technology could begin to have an impact on sustainable standards over the next few...

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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

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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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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