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January 03, 2017

Knots, checks, shakes, and pitch pockets can lead to structural failures

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January 03, 2017

The IECC is used as a model code by more than 40 states and is updated every three years

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December 30, 2016

A lack of recognition in the IRC had held back the creation of legal tiny houses across the United States

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December 28, 2016

Energy disclosures are now common practice in some cities

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December 28, 2016

The “D8013, Guide for Establishing a Recycle Program for Roof Covers” will compare the costs for disposal versus recycling

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December 28, 2016

Researchers say the choice of materials, distance from trees, and accessibility to firefighters can greatly increase survival of people and buildings

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December 22, 2016

No systematic review of this evidence had been previously conducted

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December 22, 2016

A study was conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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December 21, 2016

Verified environmental product declarations (EPDs) may help building projects qualify for points through the LEED v4 Material and Resource credits

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December 20, 2016

Sprawling growth has eaten up green space that would absorb rainwater

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