Codes and Standards



News
March 03, 2014

Home Innovation Research Labs has convened the process to update the 2015 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

News
January 20, 2014

Outdoor fireplaces hidden inside the house violated local building codes.

News
January 13, 2014

Rising demand for rooftop solar energy systems across the country has prompted adverse reactions from utility companies.

News
January 06, 2014

Healthy building materials and environmentally friendly construction outcomes are especially relevant to homebuilders.

News
January 06, 2014

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

Features
September 27, 2013

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.

News
July 12, 2013

The new building code in Prescott, Ariz., will foster new energy efficient solutions and will require new conformance inspections and testing to specified limits.

News
July 10, 2013

With the prospect of severe tornadoes and severe wind events differing drastically within some states, codes governing emergency “safe room” shelters can vary.

News
July 10, 2013

The California master building code, set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, includes a few changes that could push automated, open-standards-based demand response into the mass market.

News
July 08, 2013

The U.S. Green Building Council has added several new LEED pilot credits to the LEED Pilot Credit Library in the past few months.

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