Codes and Standards
Excess comes as middle class housing shortage worsens.
Provides guidance on building engineered wood floors, walls, and roofs.
FenStar Certification Program ensures windows, doors, and skylights meet Energy Star specificatio...read more
Natl. Apartment Assn. study says rent control decreases housing supply, harms condition of housin...read more
Most utilities underuse the technology that can help customers save money.
Fastest and slowest paying GCs revealed.
Buildings would have to heat and cook with electricity.
All new buildings must have reserved rooftop sections for PVs.
Move defies bipartisan 2007 law.
Parallel Design-Permitting Process includes flagging elements for correction during conceptual de...read more
Aim is to increase mobility to spur more economic activity.
All contractors will have to demonstrate secure practices.
ASHRAE 90.1 is the basis for new code that went into effect Oct. 1.
Lighting and space heating fell by more than 600 trillion Btu from 2003 to 2012.
Bifacial solar systems offer many advantages over traditional systems.
ASSURE CERTIFIED to establish industry-wide quality standards.
Conservation commission must consider future climate impacts when assessing new projects.
With climate change deniers setting policy in Trump Administration, progress continues in stateho...read more
Cranes and derricks, welding in confined spaces, beryllium exposure, and more on docket.
Three out of four firms plan to add workers in 2020.
New York and San Francisco establish thoroughfares dedicated to transit, pedestrians.
Survey also shows that interest in resiliency lags behind.
Document part of effort to uphold industry standards for the product.
Having helped rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina, many under threat of deportation.
Legislation clarifies developers’ responsibilities.
Requires bird-safe materials on first 75 feet of a structure.
Listing illustrates feasibility of ultra low-energy buildings.
Highlights building design features that can lead to better performance.
Major real estate firms are driving the effort.
Focus is on energy savings and demand flexibility.