Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8). This bill contains harmful building energy codes language that a large number of other professional societies and nonprofit stakeholder organizations oppose.
The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments to determine if a general contractor was a "seller" under Chapter 82 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code and entitled to indemnification from the manufacturer of an allegedly defective roof truss.
In relation to the ongoing Canada/U.S. softwood lumber debate, Zoltan Van Heyninegen, the executive director of the U.S. Lumber Coalition, says that the main problem lies in how the American and Canadian governments award timber contracts.
With little chance of a broad energy legislation making it to the Senate floor this year, energy efficiency lobbyists and the authors of the energy efficiency bill are quietly looking for ways to move their narrower measure forward.