Codes and Standards

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

Photo: Rachel Elaine/Creative Commons

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.

December 23, 2015

The AIA said this indicates homeowners are "increasingly favoring amenities and features that offer residents a sense of community."

December 22, 2015

These structures make housing more affordable in a place where the base price for a single-family home now tops one million dollars.

December 21, 2015

One standard says EPSS (emergency power supply system) equipment should be located above known previous flooding elevations where possible.

December 18, 2015

Prop F would have limited the number of nights of short-term rental and required individual hosts to submit quarterly reports.

December 16, 2015

The nation averages one death per day from falls down stairs. The National Building Code of Canada prescribes stair tread width at a minimum of 21 centimeters, or 8 1/4 inches.


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