Codes and Standards
Big gains are expected in both commercial and residential markets.
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City planners will require design features to cut miles driven.
The goal is to retrofit communities to better withstand extreme weather events.
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The updates will change design approach to HVAC.
‘Subjective, very vague’ policies are said to create too much risk.
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How building owners can reduce risks.
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The aim of the standard was to ‘not stifle innovation.’
Local officials face the prospect of costly mitigation projects.
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The forty-year industry veteran has been a GC and business owner.
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The gathering will address climate change and new sources of energy.
A study finds the impact can be as much as 25% per year.
Missouri is the latest to enact design-build legislation.
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The updates address industry confusion over how to handle the issue.
The costs and benefits of managing 29 types of waste are now included.
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A study found temperatures in the low 70s reduce worker performance.
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The proposal ‘would essentially rewrite the current 100-year flood standard.’
Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.
No net GHG emissions will be allowed.
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The Multifamily Green Advantage targets existing buildings.
The recent floods and wildfires in Alberta are being cited as proof.
The company used two minority firms as fronts in a nearly $1 billion scheme.
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Industry leaders offer how procurement system could be improved.
An assembly committee heard testimony on deadly balcony collapse that occurred last year.
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The new initiative screens projects to see if they are investor-ready.
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The standard is touted as a cost-effective alternative to LEED.
A joint ASHRAE/ACCA proposal seeks comments from industry professionals.
A nine-month limit has been proposed for some $100 million-plus projects.
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The move highlights innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.