Codes and Standards
Elimination of mandatory parking allotments encourages new projects.
Florida takes top spot for strongest building code in latest IBHS survey.
Supply projected to fall 4.5 million units short in 2022.
New law will go into effect on July 1, 2021.
Buildings Dept. issues new safety legislation for City Council consideration.
Includes improved guidance on thermal comfort, revisions to air filtration requirements.
For design of wood members, assemblies, and connections to meet code requirements.
International Living Future Institute document helps with social, regulatory, and financial hur...read more
Post-1960 offices present ventilation, daylighting, and other challenges.
New features include Python Plugin features and additional tabular reporting options.
Builders advised to stock up to deal with shortages.
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Connecting Performance to Financing" report.
Energy performance beats conventionally built by 32% to 58%.
Crackdown on tax, insurance, and workers’ comp malfeasance.
Hundreds of facilities in 33 countries could begin recycling PVs.
Focus is on energy generation, but building efficiency also plays a role.
Focus on grid-interactive buildings; Energy Star expansion; new targets for energy, water reduc...read more
Growing concern that PV industry is dependent on work camps in China.
Allow customers better control of circuits; utilities can better manage demand.
Tests conducted in support of new criteria for design of CLT diaphragm.
More than a dozen advocacy groups want feds to start over.
May be due to trade-offs on how score is developed.
Pressure barriers and airflow distribution can be effective in existing buildings.
Spike in prices has added nearly $36,000 to price of average new home.
Report examines ventilation standards, calls for increased public awareness of issue.
Benefits most evident in industrial commercial areas.
Districts still have unmet needs, face high costs and outdated building infrastructure.
Rising seas demand big investment.
Old multi-family structures continue to provide badly needed homes in urban zones.
More than 4% savings for commercial buildings found for the updated code.
Multiple alternatives could replace or complement rack-mounted PV arrays.