Posts Tagged ‘Building-Codes’

What Is Energy Use Intensity? ASHRAE Seeks To Define, Educate

What Is Energy Use Intensity? ASHRAE Seeks To Define, Educate

While the importance of building energy performance metrics to reduce energy use is accepted worldwide, there is no single generally accepted definition of that metric. Consequently, ASHRAE is working to define one clear, logical metric to move the building industry toward producing net zero energy buildings by...Read More...

Newly Passed Bill Supports Building Codes

Newly Passed Bill Supports Building Codes

The newly passed Highway Construction and National Flood Insurance Reform Bill (HR 4348) bill orders a study on the impact of codes on flood plain...Read More...

Improved Efficiency Standards For CA In 2014

Improved Efficiency Standards For CA In 2014

California's 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards are 30% more efficient than previous standards for non-residential...Read More...

Counting Down: May Is Building Safety Month

Counting Down: May Is Building Safety Month

The four weeks of the campaign provide common sense consumer tips for Energy & Green Building, Disaster Safety & Mitigation, Fire Safety & Awareness, and Backyard Safety....Read More...

Building Official To Receive Leadership Award

Building Official To Receive Leadership Award

The director and building official for Clark County (NV) has also been recognized by U.S. Congress for contributions to building...Read More...

Uniform Plumbing Code Requires NSF/ANSI Compliance

Uniform Plumbing Code Requires NSF/ANSI Compliance

The UPC has joined other major plumbing codes in requiring compliance with NSF/ANSI Standard 14, for plastic pipe and...Read More...

ICC Announces Availability of New Green Building Code

ICC Announces Availability of New Green Building Code

The International Green Construction Code has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical...Read More...

Air Curtains Allowable In Pending IgCC

Air Curtains Allowable In Pending IgCC

An air curtain (or "air door") employs a stream of air to create an air seal, separating different environments while allowing traffic...Read More...

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Wheelchair Lift from Ascension

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Wheelchair Lift from Ascension

The Virtuoso Model 5460F is a permanent installed lift that can help meet building code...Read More...

San Diego State University's new Chemical Sciences Laboratory building contains labs and offices for the undergraduate and research programs of the chemistry and geology departments. Located on a steep hillside at the main entrance to the campus, it features two separate structures connected by open air links and a two level bridge to the adjacent Chemistry/Geology building.

Higher Education Case Study: The Tip Of The Iceberg

Begun in January of 1998 and completed in April of 2001, the five story, 106,000 square foot Chemical Sciences Laboratory of San Diego State University (SDSU) was a $29.5 million project. From the October 2002...Read More...