Codes and Standards

Four air conditioners on a roof

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December 18, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Dramatic action will be needed for global building sector to cut carbon in line with internationa...

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Smoke from a smokestack

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December 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Greener buildings have led to leveling off of GHGs.

Flooded neighborhood

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December 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Extensive suburban development, aging and poorly maintained infrastructure, and more intense rain...

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December 12, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Governor’s carbon neutral-by-2045 ambitions at odds with car culture.

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December 11, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Magnitude 7.0 temblor cracked roads and collapsed road ramps, but buildings held up well.

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December 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Michigan rose fastest after passing prevailing wage law.

December 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

North American construction steel saves about half of GHG emissions on building project.

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December 05, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Other chains also boost green efforts with PVs, EV charging stations.

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December 04, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Faster retrofit cycles, increased energy-efficiency requirements for existing buildings needed....

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November 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Approach would be unpopular as people attracted to stunning wooded landscapes.

November 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Two green standards groups will collaborate on standards, platforms, and research.

November 29, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Professional engineer must assess conditions.

November 28, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Lack of time and resources, and practitioners not in habit of working together hamper efforts....

November 27, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Last update was in 2015.

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November 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Projects must submit 12 months of data demonstrating continued or improved performance.

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November 20, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Long-delayed rules accept certifications by type or type and capacity.

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November 19, 2018 | Peter Fabris Contributing Editor

CTBUH technical document analyzes how to approach tall urban habitat.

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November 16, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Updated version helps governments streamline code development and adoption.

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November 15, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New offerings resolve over 70 bugs and offer new features.

November 14, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

San Francisco redevelopment site work may have been racked by fraud.

November 13, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Some contractors say they weren’t ready for ‘massive initiative’.

November 09, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Each community has to find its own mix of solutions.

Denver skyline

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November 08, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Less costly light-colored roofs can cut project costs by about 1.5%.

November 07, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

AWC document provides empirical sound transmission model.

November 06, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Includes new Contractor-Subcontractor Master Agreement.

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November 02, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contirbuting Editor

Design will make bird collisions less likely.

November 01, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Code improvements and voluntary programs could add momentum.

October 31, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Initiative would add 67 acres of public open space.

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October 30, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Recommendations include addressing geotechnical issues like those faced by Millennium Tower.

October 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Proposals now go to online voting; final outcome expected in December.

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