Codes and Standards

Metal Roofing Seaming Guide published by Metal Construction Association

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January 25, 2016

The document provides an overview of the different types of seaming for metal roofing, a glossary of terms, training guidelines, safety recommendations, and more. 

Mandalay Homes will build 120 homes built to DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program

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January 15, 2016

Mandalay’s goal is to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) of 50 or less, without PVs, on every home they build.

New business models and cutting red tape keys to further solar energy growth

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January 14, 2016

Solar power technology continues to ramp up in performance and drop in price. 

Creative Commons

January 13, 2016

The Phi Suea House in Thailand uses the innovative energy storage technology to power four family homes as well as several support buildings.

LEED credits on resiliency expected to influence future of building design

Shotgun house in New Orleans. Photo: Mario Antonio Pena Zapatería/Creative Commons.

January 12, 2016

One new pilot credit, the Passive Survivability design credit, is aimed at preparing building designs for functionality during emergencies. 

Home buyers seeking more information before making a decision on a property

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January 08, 2016

Fire-incident history and proximity to a drug lab are among the things of interest to buyers.

January 06, 2016

Amsterdam's Ijburg neighborhood is the first floating neighborhood with 97 houses.

January 04, 2016

That’s enough electricity to power 19 million homes, or the total electricity demand of five states.

December 25, 2015

The market is expected to get a boost in the next decade as builders incorporate the latest technologies to meet the increased energy efficiency standards.

December 24, 2015

The extension is expected to add an extra 20 gigawatts of solar power.


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