Codes and Standards
The focus is on cost and performance of various systems.
Forecasted data, not historical data, will be used as the basis for the codes.
The updates address industry changes impacting insurance, legal, technology, and terminology....
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The new sstandard combines guidelines for conventional tensile membrane structures with frame-cov...read more
The regulation governs compliance with effluent limits.
Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, Md., could flood every three days by 2045.
A new report shows 14% cost savings and a 7% increase in value when green standards are met.
New NIBS report says baseline information needs further development.
The planned updated version will be customizable for any building type.
Inspectors are edging toward retirement with no understudies in place.
Seismic simulation, roof trusses, steel-to-steel and sheathing-to-steel connections are examined...read more
The second edition incorporates more recent IECC and ASHRAE standards.
The paper provides guidance on how to streamline pursuit of dual certification.
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High-performance green buildings are linked to better job performance.
The changes apply to multifamily, hotels, state-owned buildings, and public schools.
Portico platform features a database of products ranked on how they disclose ingredients.
Buildings constructed in the last two decades are largely holding up to increased seismic activit...
Programs will provide money for both owners and renters.
When to use them, cost, and installation are issues that are explored.
The report will inform design principles for New York City jails.
LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance the most popular rating system in top 10 states....
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New approach to resiliency examined in French Polynesia.
More tightly packed cities would cut building emissions significantly, study says.
It would be the first such requirement in the U.S.
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EUI could push sustainability through market-driven approach.
The new law would require those who work on 10-story-plus buildings to go through an apprenticesh...read more
The company has worked on some major projects, including Hartsfield Airport.
USGBC's new Public Policy Library includes tax and energy benchmarking policies.
Agreements to spur efficiency upgrades are slowly gaining popularity.
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Most codes limit CLT structures’ height.