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While the importance of building energy performance metrics to reduce energy use is accepted worldwide, there is no single generally accepted definition of that metric. Consequently, ASHRAE is working to define one clear, logical metric to move the building industry toward producing net zero energy buildings by 2030.
The newly passed Highway Construction and National Flood Insurance Reform Bill (HR 4348) bill orders a study on the impact of codes on flood plain management.
California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards are 30% more efficient than previous standards for non-residential construction.
The four weeks of the campaign provide common sense consumer tips for Energy & Green Building, Disaster Safety & Mitigation, Fire Safety & Awareness, and Backyard Safety.
The director and building official for Clark County (NV) has also been recognized by U.S. Congress for contributions to building safety.
The UPC has joined other major plumbing codes in requiring compliance with NSF/ANSI Standard 14, for plastic pipe and fittings.
The International Green Construction Code has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical construction.
An air curtain (or “air door”) employs a stream of air to create an air seal, separating different environments while allowing traffic flow.
The Virtuoso Model 5460F is a permanent installed lift that can help meet building code requirements.
To help reduce earthquake risk for buildings, Arup provides damage mitigation through advanced “beyond code” techniques.