Codes and Standards

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February 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A new report shows 14% cost savings and a 7% increase in value when green standards are met.

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February 24, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New NIBS report says baseline information needs further development.

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February 22, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The planned updated version will be customizable for any building type.

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February 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Inspectors are edging toward retirement with no understudies in place.

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February 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Seismic simulation, roof trusses, steel-to-steel and sheathing-to-steel connections are examined...

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February 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The second edition incorporates more recent IECC and ASHRAE standards.

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February 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The paper provides guidance on how to streamline pursuit of dual certification.

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February 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

High-performance green buildings are linked to better job performance.

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February 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The changes apply to multifamily, hotels, state-owned buildings, and public schools.

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February 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Portico platform features a database of products ranked on how they disclose ingredients.

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February 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Buildings constructed in the last two decades are largely holding up to increased seismic activit...

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February 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Programs will provide money for both owners and renters.

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February 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

When to use them, cost, and installation are issues that are explored.

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February 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The report will inform design principles for New York City jails.

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February 01, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance the most popular rating system in top 10 states.

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January 31, 2017 | Peter Fabris Contributing Editor

New approach to resiliency examined in French Polynesia.

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January 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More tightly packed cities would cut building emissions significantly, study says.

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January 27, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

It would be the first such requirement in the U.S.

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January 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

EUI could push sustainability through market-driven approach.

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January 23, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new law would require those who work on 10-story-plus buildings to go through an apprenticesh...

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January 23, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The company has worked on some major projects, including Hartsfield Airport.

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January 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

USGBC's new Public Policy Library includes tax and energy benchmarking policies.

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January 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agreements to spur efficiency upgrades are slowly gaining popularity.

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January 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Most codes limit CLT structures’ height.

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January 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The paper examines implementation, enforcement challenges, and changes needed in new code edition...

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January 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Institute of Building Sciences releases a manual for developing standard set of BIM docu...

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January 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Remote operated camera systems are being used to mitigate risk in real time.

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January 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Technical and manufacturing advances are driving down prices.

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January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

One plan calls for building in areas predicted to be flooded during high tides as sea levels rise...

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January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Requires tracking of performance data and progress toward goals. 

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