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Codes and Standards
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The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) said the first FORTIFIED Home utilizing its high wind and hail standards will be built in Tulsa this year.
Eight construction industry organizations filed the legal challenge to the rule, citing concerns about its technological and economic feasibility.
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Projects must now earn a minimum of four points in the Energy Performance credits. The referenced energy standard and modeling requirements in LEED 2009 will not change.
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One aim is to advance environmentally responsible forest management to help rid buildings of illegal wood by promoting wood that is verified to be legal.
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The underlayment codes have been criticized as being confusing.
The standard requires 26 weeks of continuous testing with regularly scheduled sampling throughout, typically three days a week.
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Rising home values could help increase inventory, which has been low in recent years.
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The analysis used detailed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for 128 US cities across the country.
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State and local governments have done little to make the area more resilient.
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The standards are projected to save consumers $300 million a year in electricity costs.