Codes and Standards

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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

Home Improvement Firm to Pay $11K Over Lead Paint Violations
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Home Improvement Firm to Pay $11K Over Lead Paint Violations

The EPA claims that Anaheim, Calif., home improvement company Powerstar Home... 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

Fortified Home Standards Outline Hurricane-Specific Roofing Guidelines
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Fortified Home Standards Outline Hurricane-Specific Roofing Guidelines

IBHS recommendations can serve as a guide for North Carolina contractors working... More

Everything You Should Know About LEED v4
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Everything You Should Know About LEED v4

As of last month, LEED v4 became the officially required version for certification... More

Three Ways to Streamline Environmental Permits
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Three Ways to Streamline Environmental Permits

Permitting mistakes raise costs and cause delays and new legal uncertainties could... More

Builders Scramble to Meet California’s Net-Zero Timetable
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Builders Scramble to Meet California’s Net-Zero Timetable

Some say new regulations could lower the price of energy-efficiency, while others... More

Fact or Fiction: Blue-Light Hazard and LEDs
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Fact or Fiction: Blue-Light Hazard and LEDs

The advent of solid-state lighting in everyday applications has renewed research... More

Utilities Integrate to Achieve Clean Water Act Compliance
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Utilities Integrate to Achieve Clean Water Act Compliance

Water, sewer, and stormwater utilities unite to improve watershed quality. 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

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