Standards

Illustration: Arup
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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The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Phot
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In the first quarter of 2014, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International c...

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Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Cons...

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April 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard answers such questions as: Should the measurements of a building’s area used in the...

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Photo: courtesy LBNL
April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from LBNL says that white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs at “...

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March 31, 2014 | Plaza Construction

EKO Flood Protection created a flood prevention solution for one of New York City's largest offic...

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Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to
March 31, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving tec...

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March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With developers in Santa Monica, Calif., looking for ways to build green more inexpensively, the...

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March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Policy Alliance has launched a campaign to make the clai...

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons
March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

It provides information to assist with the proper specification and use of pressure-treated South...

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Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building. Photo: V. Smoothe via Wikimedia Commons
February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Green Building Initiative has released “The Guiding Principles Compliance for New Constructio...

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February 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 draft of the Steel Joist Institute’s “Single Joist Standard Specification for K-, LH-, a...

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February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced “Education @USGBC” a new educational platform.

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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 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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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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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

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 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new version addresses recent changes in federal contracting.

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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Illustration: Tom Rybarczyk
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

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

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

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January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new prerequisite in LEED v4 calls for each project to measure whole building energy use, and th...

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January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Paseo Verde, a mixed-use, mixed-income community hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last month.

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