Designers working on net-zero buildings will utilize a whole new and varied set of tools to access building design, says Robert L. Price, an architect and interior designer based in Shanghai, China. The building team will be held accountable for how buildings perform two, five, and maybe ten years after completion, Price says.
On net-zero projects, Building Teams will be held accountable for energy-efficiency performance
Identifies policies, funding sources to address building energy use.
Tariffs on steel, aluminum, and other materials swell budgets.
Intl. Code Council and Modular Building Institute combine forces.
Pedestrian-friendly “Slow Streets” pilot starts on Earth Day 2019.
Transparent wood, self-cooling walls, bricks that filter air pollutants among the technological breakthroug...
Variations include laboratory test method for determining rate of air leakage.
Even if power goes green, transportation will still be a major emissions source.
Developer prompts new rules to use rainwater for heating and air conditioning.
Regulation would mandate signs warning that buildings could be unsafe during earthquakes.
State also repeals business furniture flammability standard.