Technology has become integrated into our homes with devices such as networked doorbells, smart thermostats, and wireless light bulbs.
Codes and Standards
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Employers should consider providing workers with hats outfitted with mosquito netting to protect the face and neck.
The living room of Arthur Casas’ “House of Tomorrow.” Rendering courtesy AIA.
The house will consist of prefabricated modules for rooms and living spaces.
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If voters approve, utilities would have to continue to give solar customers a one-to-one credit for most of the excess power they send to the grid.
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Building codes, local zoning ordinances, and rules governing aesthetics within the boundaries of homeowners’ associations have not always kept up with advances in sustainability.
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The document contains design information for structural lumber, glued laminated timber, structural-use panels, cross-laminated timber, poles and piles, I-joists, and structural composite lumber.
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The new San Francisco law makes it the first major US city to mandate solar panels on new construction.
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The proposed policy offers two options: the Department of Energy’s “Home Energy Score” or a similar energy-efficiency score through Columbia Water and Light.
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The goal is to increase market adoption of high-impact energy efficient technologies in the home remodeling industry.
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The updated tool can be used to determine design wind loads applicable to perimeter edge-metal flashing system design, which helps regarding compliance with ANSI/SPRI ES-1 requirements.
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Designs could include physical accommodations such as "flex spaces" so people don’t have to give up their beds to have guests.