Codes and Standards
Remote operated camera systems are being used to mitigate risk in real time.
The global market for products and services related to achieving net zero energy in residential and commercial buildings is projected to hit $1.4 trillion by 2035. Image: Navigant Research
Technology and regulations will be the drivers, says Navigant Research.
Efforts to scale back efficiency requirements largely defeated.
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A Trulia study contradicts longstanding fears.
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Sensors and Internet of Things devices will have to be embedded in infrastructure.
It is said to be most helpful to small and mid-sized contractors.
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group advocates low carbon infrastructure.
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Spending $340,000 for resiliency would pay for itself over the lifetime of a $10 million structur...
Six school districts and two states are among the first to mainstream zero energy schools.
Santa Monica city services building aims for highest level of sustainability.
The goal is to make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.
The industry claims the product is being sold below fair market value.
The goal is to improve consistency for calculating costs and reducing risk.
The new legislation reduces the amount of time a vacant property can qualify for a lower tax rate...
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Some industry watchers predict it will become the base building code.
Glass facades pose a serious risk to birds and cause millions of avian deaths each year.
Employers can choose from a variety of fall protection systems.
The city ranks first in U.S. in rat population.
The rule bans cranes from operating when wind exceeds 30 mph.
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The Albany, Ga., site will have ground source heat pumps and a biomass generator.
Ramanujam brings his tech and business consulting background to the post.
First step toward Zero Carbon Building Standard.
Includes more stringent commercial, multifamily building standards.
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Federal prohibition complicates the picture.
The approved measures will create new rail lines and permanent housing.
The EPD now includes 88 companies, 72 mixes.
The 'no net loss’ prediction now seems unrealistic.
The guide provides assistance on assessment and rehab.
You can download the 2016 version for free.
The administration calls for zoning code changes and other measures to create more housing.