Building Codes

On October 31, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb approved the re-adoption of that state's energy code, which is ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2007. 

The American Wood Council(AWC) 2018 National Design Specification (NDS)for Wood Construction has been approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

An eastern Idaho nursing home destroyed by fire met all applicable fire codes, the Idaho state fire marshal says, but he's going to recommend those codes be reviewed on a national level.

This video created by The Verge showcases how structural components play an integral role in the design and construction of a home that is more resistant to hurricane-strength winds.

Given recent concern over combinations of foam plastic insulated sheathing (FPIS) with different types of cladding since the Grenfell Tower fire, it is worth taking a specific look at both the extent of cladding options available with FPIS and the important restrictions.

A Denver initiative on the November ballot seeks to sprout more trees, shrubs and even vegetable gardens atop larger buildings across the city, a move that would accelerate a trend that has been embraced by some developers.

Oregon’s goal, as laid out in the executive order signed last week, is to achieve net-zero energy-ready buildings as standard practice across the state.

Built Green is excited to share its recent study, the largest of its kind. The study compared actual electricity use in homes certified by Built Green and non-certified homes. The results revealed that in some cases, Built Green homes were twice as efficient as predicted!

Today, during the Communities and Affordable Housing Unit at the annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo, GBCI announced its adoption of the RELi standard.

Despite  being the perfect application of cladding, weather-resistant barrier (WRB), foam sheathing, air barriers, studs and so forth, the perfect wall is not necessarily the most practical or preferred solution for every building project.