We must start addressing operational performance to meet sustainability goals on a large scale, says Mark Frankel of the New Buildings Institute.
Current codes are too full of red tape to foster innovation housing and building. Are pink codes the solution? Why some say yes and others say not so fast.
Expanding our range of expected outcomes from high-performance buildings is key to meeting aggressive environmental goals.
While all energy codes strive for continual improvement, they reflect different philosophies affecting buildings' form and performance. In the U.S., jurisdictions prescribe specific practices at the design and construction stages, while Europeans tend to set broad benchmarks, implement post-occupancy enforcement, and let technical advances flourish.
The state's Court of Appeals has overturned a 2011 decision that would revamp New Mexico's stringent green building codes.
A webinar sponsored by organizations instrumental in developing the IgCC provides navigation for standards, codes, and rating systems.
Builders and environmentalists take to the courts to sort out which energy regs will prevail.
Stop avoiding the conversation: Policy makers need to hear from people who design buildings, says the Alliance to Save Energy's Maureen Guttman.
Stretch or reach codes help states and jurisdictions push baseline efficiency levels. Could they spur national code development and adoption?
In the first of a series of webinars under our Vision 2020 program, we take a look at major changes in residential codes and what might be coming in the future.
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