The year 2016 was an eventful one for home building.
Codes and Standards
Verified environmental product declarations (EPDs) may help building projects qualify for points through the LEED v4 Material and Resource credits
Houston. Photo: Pixabay
Sprawling growth has eaten up green space that would absorb rainwater
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“Build a Better Home: Moisture Resistant Wall Construction” outlines sources of moisture in wood wall construction
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Photo: Green Street Cottages
The guide offers advice for contractors to identify hazards, plan responses to emergencies, and inspect job sites to find potential safety and health issues.
House destroyed by landslide. Photo: Thatotherperson/Wikimedia Commons
Now in its fifth year, the Standard Bearers Awards for Excellence in Energy Code Compliance recognizes states, cities, and individuals that raise compliance with building energy codes and improve the efficiency of buildings and homes using cost-effective, innovative strategies