Codes and Standards

Nest thermostat. Photo: Nest

October 27, 2016

The local power company offers an energy saving program that is only available to customers who have smart thermostats

Flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Photo: Chris Rehak/Creative Commons

October 26, 2016

Florida enacted stricter building codes over the last few decades after Hurricane Andrew, which helped mitigate damage from a major storm this month

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October 25, 2016

This translates to 841 million metric tons of avoided CO2 emissions

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October 24, 2016

Other common workplace safety violations involved ladders, powered industrial trucks, and electrical wiring

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October 21, 2016

More than 100 people live in vehicles parked on the streets of Mountain View, Calif., where a city ordinance requires them to move every 72 hours

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October 20, 2016

Suction pressures and strain on roof edges and structural joints can lead to wind and water damage

Hurricane Matthew caused flooding in North Charleston, S.C. in October 2016. Photo: North Charleston/Creative Commons.

October 19, 2016

Georgia and South Carolina are seeing more requests for new window installation and work on tile roofs

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October 17, 2016

The decline could he the "final nail in the coffin" of the foreclosure crisis

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October 17, 2016

California and Massachusetts are the most energy efficient states, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Water damage. Photo:Ed!/Wikimedia Commons

October 14, 2016

Residents cited construction defects such as water leaks, and claimed that shoddy work was hidden behind stucco walls


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