Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Codes and Standards
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Entitled “Energy Codes WORK!’, the event will focus on achieving compliance, with sessions also covering development, adoption, policy, tools, and research.
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Regulations require builders to keep all stormwater runoff on their property to prevent pollution from reaching nearby waterways.
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Baltimore has already demolished 1,280 homes through a city government initiative called Vacants to Value.
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This is the first time the federal government has required real estate companies to disclose names behind cash transactions, and it is aimed at combating money laundering schemes.
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The document provides an overview of the different types of seaming for metal roofing, a glossary of terms, training guidelines, safety recommendations, and more.
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Mandalay’s goal is to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) of 50 or less, without PVs, on every home they build.
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Solar power technology continues to ramp up in performance and drop in price.
The Phi Suea House in Thailand uses the innovative energy storage technology to power four family homes as well as several support buildings.
Shotgun house in New Orleans. Photo: Mario Antonio Pena Zapatería/Creative Commons.
One new pilot credit, the Passive Survivability design credit, is aimed at preparing building designs for functionality during emergencies.
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Fire-incident history and proximity to a drug lab are among the things of interest to buyers.