Codes and Standards

Amphibious house in the U.K. Photo: Baca Architects

January 26, 2017

A rising tide will lift all homes that have floatation capabilities

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January 25, 2017

There were foreclosure filings on 933,045 properties last year, 14 percent below 2015

January 24, 2017

A system such as Energy Star’s Energy Use Intensity (EUI) could provide a better market-driven approach to sustainability

January 23, 2017

The Public Policy Library, a new interactive platform, provides green building-related and LEED-specific policies

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January 20, 2017

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January 19, 2017

Although energy efficiency upgrades can produce energy cost savings, it can be a challenge to fund the upfront cost of these projects

Shops on Nantucket in Massachusetts. Photo: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism/Creative Commons

January 18, 2017

Smaller communities in Wyoming, Massachusetts, and Washington are having problems creating affordable housing

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January 17, 2017

Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed a house bill that would have extended a freeze on the state's clean energy standards

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January 13, 2017

A Home Energy Score provides homeowners with information about their home’s energy performance and recommends improvement projects that can save energy and lower utility bills

January 12, 2017

Homeowners can use programs such as PACE and HERO to afford new advancements in air conditioning, fenestration, and appliances


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