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Environmental Rulings Affecting Residential Construction Put on Pause

Two environmental rules affecting the housing industry were paused last week as the Biden administration enacted a regulatory freeze.

Green Design

A Time Without Tap Water is Coming, Here’s How Builders Can Help

Day Zero, the day tap water is no longer available, is creeping close for major cities, such as Los Angeles and New York.

Affordability

Rising Sea Levels May Wipe Out Thousands of Affordable Housing Units

With rising sea levels and increasing risks of floods throughout the country, there are nearly 24,500 affordable housing units at risk, according t

Housing Markets

Socioeconomic Factors Now Affect a Community's Disaster Risk Rating

Proximity to the ocean is no longer the key factor in determining an area’s coastal flooding risk.

Market Data + Trends

Study Suggests Decreasing Buyer Interest in Coastal Homes

Buyers would rather not try their luck with at-risk property—and that means coastal homes, too.

Award-Winning Projects

Homes LEEDing the Way to Sustainability and Resiliency

Winners of the U.S. Green Building Council's 2020 LEED Homes Awards for single-family residential projects

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

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