Codes and Standards

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August 16, 2016

Utility bills are a major household expense, costing more than $2,500 for the typical American family.

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August 15, 2016

A balcony collapse caused the death of six college students and raised questions about California's building standards and balcony safety.

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August 12, 2016

More than $880 billion worth of property will be sunk, and Florida will be hit the hardest.

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August 11, 2016

Buyers understand the benefits of solar power but don't know the upsides of leasing the equipment versus buying it.

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August 10, 2016

Homeowners want to save energy by better insulating their homes, and installing more efficient windows and doors, but can be dismayed by intensive, expensive projects.

Trend Toward Reduced Parking Requirements For U.S. Cities

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August 09, 2016

Developers say that parking requirements make it more difficult to build affordable housing in high-cost cities like Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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August 08, 2016

The White House Council on Environmental Quality recently held a forum on innovative insurance, mortgage, tax, and finance-based strategies.

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August 05, 2016

Enforcement originally was scheduled to begin Aug. 10, 2016 but now will begin Nov. 1, 2016.

Oriented strand board during production. Photo: MatthiasKabel/Wikimedia Commons.

August 04, 2016

 Composite wood products that are sold, supplied, offered for sale, manufactured, or imported in the U.S. will need to be labeled as TSCA Title VI compliant.

Fannie Mae, HUD offer financing to make PVs more affordable

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August 03, 2016

Fannie Mae is offering the lowest cost of capital for new solar installations to date. 


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