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Resilient Construction

3 Ways to Use Building Codes to Slow Climate Change 

Architects, builders, manufacturers, and inspectors have a role to play in improving energy efficiency and resiliency through building codes

Sustainability

Is Cross-Laminated Timber Really a Green Solution?  

Cross-laminated timber (CLT), is touted as a more sustainable option for building construction than concrete and steel. But is it really?

Energy Efficiency

2020 IECC Will Lead to Significant Carbon Emissions Reductions

The 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is nearly finalized.

Environmental

Concrete Industry Reduces Carbon Footprint by 13% Over Five Years

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) members have lowered their carbon footprint by 13% in five years, according to an association new

Regulations

A Problem in Common: Balancing Regulations With Environmental Stewardship

When it comes to finding the balance between fees and regulations and addressing issues of environmental stewardship and housing affordability, we should keep in mind that we all caused this problem, so we all should share in the costs and solutions to fix it

Smart + Resilient Cities

Bay Area Communities Struggle With What to Do About Rising Sea Levels

The Pacific Ocean has risen 4 to 8 inches along the Northern California coast over the last century, and is expected to continue to rise two to thr

Environmental

Florida Residents Most at Risk of Property Damage Resist Flood Warning

A study of an information campaign to inform Florida residents of the risk of flooding due to sea-level rise produced a surprising result.

Tool Enables Comparison of Carbon Emissions from Construction Materials

The Carbon Leadership Forum has released the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool.

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Rule for Wetlands and Streams

The Trump Administration revoked the 2015 Waters of the United States rule that defined which waterways were subject to federal regulations.

Report: 'Ballooning' Cities to Triple in Size by 2030

A new study by global research nonprofit the World Resource Institute estimates that by 2030, ci

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