Now that the U.S. Department of Energy’s new residential water heater regulations are in effect, it’s important to understand the new challenges builders and remodelers may be facing. The U.S.
Codes and Standards
Industry groups feared the proposed bill will create more red tape for developers
Although the number of flips declined last year, the average gross profit for these projects is up.
APA-The Engineered Wood Association’s new online Wall Line Bracing Calculator eases wall bracing by streamlining the process.
According to the Department of Energy, the standards will save approximately 3.3 quads of energy and $63 billion in energy costs for products shipped between 2015 and 2044.
Home Innovation Research Labs has convened the process to update the 2015 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS).
Outdoor fireplaces hidden inside the house violated local building codes.
Rising demand for rooftop solar energy systems across the country has prompted adverse reactions from utility companies.
Healthy building materials and environmentally friendly construction outcomes are especially relevant to homebuilders.
Policy change could impact employers with as few as 50 workers.
RDC Fine Homes' first net-zero home employed a wide array of energy-efficient features. Image courtesy of RDC Fine Homes
Speakers who participated in the recent Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit share what the industry has recently learned about building to the green standard.