Codes and Standards

Code
October 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Open-source apps include enhancements for urban-scale modeling.

Documents
October 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Will allow AIA to make updates more frequently as insurance market changes.

October 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Roles of architects, contractors outlined in E204–2017.

A city highlighted in green
October 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Monitoring and comparing performance are critical to advancing sustainability goals.

Roof plate
October 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NRCA document provides guidance for on-site evaluation.

A hand holding an iPhone
October 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The app streamlines compliance on various types of construction.

October 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The measure will go into effect in January if the governor signs it.

A solar array
October 04, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NRDC report says goal can be achieved with existing tools.

Duct work on top of a buidling
October 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

ASHRAE 189.1 broadens testing requirements to include more types of ducts.

The Toronto skyline at night
October 02, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The roadmap provides government and industry with a targeted plan.

September 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

NRCA offers compliance tools for contractors.

A commercial air conditioning unit
September 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

IAPMO and Hydronics Industry Alliance unveil BEST to evaluate systems in early design phase.

A drone flying in a wooded area
September 26, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The technology can be used to prevent terrorist attacks and spying.

A shopping center during Christmas
September 25, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

E.U. research project focuses on energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

A construction crane
September 21, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cranes rated for 140 mph winds didn’t hold up to 100 mph gusts.

A closeup of a dollar bill
September 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Access to better financing, tax incentives, rent premiums, among the benefits to greener building...

A workspace in an office
September 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

2016 saw a slight rise in total certified U.S. green office space.

Wetlands at sunset
September 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

However, states may step up regulations as feds relax them.

A street in downtown Austin, Texas
September 14, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rising rents elicit reexamination of zoning principles.

A crane against the blue sky
September 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Comments on proposed rule sought through Sept. 29.

September 12, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

All city government buildings are powered by renewables.

A street lamp sticking out of rising floodwaters

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September 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New green infrastructure should be part of rebuild.

The downtown LA skyline

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September 08, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hollywood Proper Residences have verified indoor air and water quality features.

Floodwaters rise at the Interstate Motor Lodge in Houston

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September 07, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Properties outside of these zones are not required to carry flood insurance.

A construction worker working with a piece of heavy machinery

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September 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AGC survey indicates that fewer companies may be able to bid on projects.

Three high-rise buildings as seen from the ground

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September 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In wake of Grenfell tragedy, Council forms new workgroup.

A hotel in New York

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September 01, 2017 | Lodging Econometrics

New York has the largest hotel construction pipeline of any U.S. market.

Flood waters in a neighborhood

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August 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Flood protection on subsidized housing, hospitals, and other public buildings rolled back.

Rain falling into a puddle

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August 30, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Rain gardens, green roofs, cisterns, and rainwater recycling add value.

Wind turbines and smokestacks

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August 28, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

EV charging stations, batteries, and microgrid technology are all part of effort to meet demand f...

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