Codes and Standards
Highlights building design features that can lead to better performance.
Major real estate firms are driving the effort.
Focus is on energy savings and demand flexibility.
Projects include new and existing offices, schools, and warehouses.
Thirteen states or cities have adopted effective measures; some restricting development in vulner...read more
Roadmap will lay foundation for a future LEED that is regenerative.
Embodied carbon now accounts for 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
From 2007 to 2025, GlobalData expects the cities’ combined gross domestic product (GDP) to increa...read more
Provides third-party verification of competency to ‘making the world more economically, socially,...read more
Calculator delivers first digitized EPDs.
Legality of requirement to hire apprentices, disadvantaged workers at issue.
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On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws...read more
Standard 62.1 and 62.2 updates provide new tables of ventilation rates per unit area.
More than 60% say coworking space is in their portfolios.
Would allow customers to use solar farms instead of installing their own PVs.
More than 2.6 million sf of space being certified each day.
NCARB survey shows strong support for architecture as a licensed profession.
Buildings large than 25,000 sf targeted in initiative to further carbon neutrality goal.
Concerns over data privacy, governance, feasibility prompt criticism.
After lighting, efficiency experts look to new opportunities to boost energy efficiency.
Coalition wants to double annual level of infrastructure investment.
Initiatives can include multiple standards.
In its eighth consecutive quarter of growth, projects currently under construction stand at 1,729...read more
Metal Construction Association document provides best practices for re-roofing with metal.
Hotels presently under construction are at 102 projects/17,504 rooms.
Major contractors join partnership to share data to predict hazards, incidents.
Homebuilders’ seats on ICC made it easier to block new provisions, report alleges.
Standard 90.1 includes revisions of envelope, lighting, HVAC provisions.
Metric can help municipalities prepare for disasters.
Provides advice on satisfying requirements for the National Flood Insurance Program.