Codes and Standards
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.
Document includes updated findings, case studies, new strategies for financing, designing, buildi...read more
Air Force threatens formal dispute process.
Model building, a city hall, could operate without utility service for two weeks.
Enhancing building utilization and reusing materials also aid carbon reduction.
Some exceptions do apply.
GHG gases can be reduced by at least 11% with upgrades to public buildings and large private buil...read more
Study finds 51-day average payment turnaround.
Reflective coatings channel sunlight raising temperatures where pedestrians walk.
Provisions include increased building envelope performance and reduced air infiltration.
ACEEE 50-state scorecard finds latest IECC code gaining adherents.