Codes and Standards

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January 20, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

USGBC's new Public Policy Library includes tax and energy benchmarking policies.

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January 18, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agreements to spur efficiency upgrades are slowly gaining popularity.

This webinar explores bathroom design trends in multifamily and commercial applications and offers solutions to design challenges such as meeting accessibility guidelines and complying with codes. Click here to view the webinar now!

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January 17, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Most codes limit CLT structures’ height.

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January 16, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The paper examines implementation, enforcement challenges, and changes needed in new code edition...

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January 13, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Institute of Building Sciences releases a manual for developing standard set of BIM docu...

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January 11, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Remote operated camera systems are being used to mitigate risk in real time.

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January 10, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Technical and manufacturing advances are driving down prices.

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January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

One plan calls for building in areas predicted to be flooded during high tides as sea levels rise...

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January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Requires tracking of performance data and progress toward goals. 

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January 09, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Canada, India, Brazil, and Korea round out top 5.

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January 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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

January 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Technology and regulations will be the drivers, says Navigant Research.

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January 05, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Efforts to scale back efficiency requirements largely defeated.

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January 04, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A Trulia study contradicts longstanding fears.

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January 03, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Sensors and Internet of Things devices will have to be embedded in infrastructure.

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December 15, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

It is said to be most helpful to small and mid-sized contractors.

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December 14, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group advocates low carbon infrastructure.

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December 14, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Spending $340,000 for resiliency would pay for itself over the lifetime of a $10 million structur...

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December 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Six school districts and two states are among the first to mainstream zero energy schools.

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December 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Santa Monica city services building aims for highest level of sustainability.

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December 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The goal is to make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.

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December 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The industry claims the product is being sold below fair market value.

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December 05, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The goal is to improve consistency for calculating costs and reducing risk.

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December 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new legislation reduces the amount of time a vacant property can qualify for a lower tax rate...

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December 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Some industry watchers predict it will become the base building code. 

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November 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Glass facades pose a serious risk to birds and cause millions of avian deaths each year.

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November 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Employers can choose from a variety of fall protection systems.

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November 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The city ranks first in U.S. in rat population.

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November 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The rule bans cranes from operating when wind exceeds 30 mph.

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November 28, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Albany, Ga., site will have ground source heat pumps and a biomass generator.

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