Codes and Standards

Dow study finds 'slow deterioration' from common housing design

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March 01, 2016

The study was designed to help builders and buyers select the best materials.

February 29, 2016

The new lighting standard would apply to General Service Lamps, including LED and compact fluorescent lights.

Decline in illegal immigration driving up construction costs

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February 26, 2016

Nearly half of the respondents surveyed said fewer illegal workers means more U.S.-born or other legally authorized workers will enter the residential construction workforce.

Boise officials concerned about high-density shipping container home subdivision

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February 25, 2016

The container houses will be built side-by-side in a single row with about 10 feet between each house.

Green Seal seeks stakeholders for new insulation standard

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February 24, 2016

Green Seal is seeking participation from industry professionals who can register and provide input.

February 23, 2016

Recent research papers from economists that have questioned costs and benefits of energy efficiency programs and policies have been flawed.

Legal challenge filed over N.J.’s new coastal management regulations

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February 22, 2016

Environmental groups charge that state Department of Environmental Protection's Coastal Zone Management Act rules allow too many buildings to be in the path of future storms.

Illinois roofing contractor that 'continues to ignore' fall protection standards faces $155K OSHA fine

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February 18, 2016

OSHA said an inspector saw four employees working without fall protection systems, and that the workers were at risk of falls of more than 14 feet. 

Home price increases driven by lack of inventory

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February 18, 2016

The NAR report found that the price for a median existing single-family home increased in 81% of the markets measured. 

Tool provides cost of installing solar panels on any roof in your city

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February 17, 2016

The program reports the expected installation costs, the number of years it will take to earn back this investment from a photovoltaic system, and other specifics.


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