Codes and Standards
A new report shows 14% cost savings and a 7% increase in value when green standards are met.
New NIBS report says baseline information needs further development.
The planned updated version will be customizable for any building type.
Inspectors are edging toward retirement with no understudies in place.
Seismic simulation, roof trusses, steel-to-steel and sheathing-to-steel connections are examined...read more
The second edition incorporates more recent IECC and ASHRAE standards.
The paper provides guidance on how to streamline pursuit of dual certification.
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High-performance green buildings are linked to better job performance.
The changes apply to multifamily, hotels, state-owned buildings, and public schools.
Portico platform features a database of products ranked on how they disclose ingredients.
Buildings constructed in the last two decades are largely holding up to increased seismic activit...
Programs will provide money for both owners and renters.
When to use them, cost, and installation are issues that are explored.
The report will inform design principles for New York City jails.
LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance the most popular rating system in top 10 states....
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New approach to resiliency examined in French Polynesia.
More tightly packed cities would cut building emissions significantly, study says.
It would be the first such requirement in the U.S.
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EUI could push sustainability through market-driven approach.
The new law would require those who work on 10-story-plus buildings to go through an apprenticesh...read more
The company has worked on some major projects, including Hartsfield Airport.
USGBC's new Public Policy Library includes tax and energy benchmarking policies.
Agreements to spur efficiency upgrades are slowly gaining popularity.
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Most codes limit CLT structures’ height.
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The paper examines implementation, enforcement challenges, and changes needed in new code edition...
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National Institute of Building Sciences releases a manual for developing standard set of BIM docu...read more
Remote operated camera systems are being used to mitigate risk in real time.
Technical and manufacturing advances are driving down prices.
One plan calls for building in areas predicted to be flooded during high tides as sea levels rise...
Requires tracking of performance data and progress toward goals.