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New Building Codes Could Save Energy and Reduce Climate Impact, Says DOE

New energy building code proposals from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would save American homes and businesses $138 billion in the next 30 years in energy costs. Information released recently from the DOE claims its proposals would save an … Continue reading

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Building Safety Month Concludes with a Focus on Disaster Preparedness 

The virtual celebration for Building Safety Month ends with week 4, which highlights disaster preparedness. This week, the Code Council, its members and partners emphasize the importance of advanced planning for devastating events like hurricanes, floods, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes … Continue reading

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What’s Going on with Canadian Codes?

The adoption of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) has been one of the biggest changes in the Canadian industry in recent years, according to Jeff Baker, president of Westlab and Fenestration Canada’s technical consultant. Baker recently gave a webinar … Continue reading

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Court Hears Crucial Case Over Access to Standards

On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia heard arguments in the copyright-infringement lawsuit against public-records activist Carl Malamud, who is being sued by ASTM International, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and … Continue reading

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Are Building Codes Inadequate? Advocacy Groups Says Yes

The Resilience Action Fund (RAF), an advocacy group dedicated to advancing awareness and transparency about the built environment, has launched its new website, www.buildingresilient.com. The site aims to inform businesses, tenants and homeowners about the risks from natural hazards and the limited protection … Continue reading

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