Building Codes

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What are the Ramifications of the 2018 Energy Code?

For the most part, the recently approved building energy code will uphold efficiency gains from recent years. More

What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for Energy Codes
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What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for Energy Codes

Can President-elect Trump de-regulate the housing industry as he has promised? More

New Energy Rules for Manufactured Housing
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New Energy Rules for Manufactured Housing

New efficiency rules proposed for manufactured housing would reduce energy... More

Historic Environmental Ordinance Passed in Newark, N.J.
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Historic Environmental Ordinance Passed in Newark, N.J.

The legislation seeks to address the problems that have led to unhealthy levels of... More

Making Strides Toward the Next National Model Energy Code
OSHA Issues Final Rule on Silica Dust
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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Silica Dust

OSHA's new rule slashes allowable exposure limit by 80% and mandates increased... More

How Efficient Are Energy Codes?
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How Efficient Are Energy Codes?

Preliminary results from the largest residential energy code field study ever... More

Version 3 of the U.S. National BIM Standard Shoots to Expand Efficiency
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Version 3 of the U.S. National BIM Standard Shoots to Expand Efficiency

The National Institute of Building Sciences organization publishes its latest... More

Outcome-Based Compliance Path Approved for the IgCC
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Outcome-Based Compliance Path Approved for the IgCC

The option lets design teams quantify a completed building's energy consumption ... More

The Architect as Superhero
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The Architect as Superhero

Maureen Guttman, President of the Building Codes Assistance Project, exhorts... More

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