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The city of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn., are expected to adopt stricter building codes that could add 20-25 percent to the cost of building a home.
Larimer County, Colo., residents whose homes were lost or damaged by wildfire will get some relief from the cost of rebuilding.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal court ruling in favor of Washington’s State Building Codes Council over standards for increasing the energy efficiency of homes that it...
More than 5,200 U.S. homes have been LEED-certified this year, and a total of 21,380 since the residential program was introduced in 2008.
The director of the 2030 Challenge for Products says that the organization is aiming to place a label on building products that will list what’s in it, and how much embodied carbon each product...
A developer is offering homes in two California active adult communities advertised as having no energy bills.
Two-thirds of Florida roofs have been updated since 2002, according to BuildFax’s Florida Roof Age Report.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun a campaign to warn outdoor workers about the dangers of heat exposure.
In response to concerns by LEED users, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will delay the ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1, 2013 or potentially earlier in 2013 if USGBC...
Legislation pending before the Michigan Senate would change the law that calls for building codes to be updated every three years to require an update only every six years.
Some Republicans may support a bill backed by Democratic senators to expand the government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).
California regulators approved an expansion of a subsidy for rooftop solar power generated by homeowners and businesses.
Roofing contractors operating in Tennessee will have to provide residents whose homes are damaged due to tornadoes and other storms with more information about their company and about their rights...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an accident where a 30-year-old roofing worker fell about 30 feet from the top of a house in Bayonne, N.J.
The National Fire Protection Association launched a campaign featuring burn victims, relatives of fallen firefighters, and others affected by fires, who spoke in favor of sprinklers for new homes...
A new study suggests that random safety inspections by regulators help reduce injury claims without hurting profits.
The condition and structure of a roof can help assess storm-related damages on a residential building, writes Thomas Mierzwa, a civil-structural engineer.
The city of Joplin, Mo., has issued more than $300 million in building permits, but much of the miles-long tornado-stricken disaster zone remains barren.
The owner of Summer and Winter Construction in Concord, N.H. has received 16 citations totaling $101,550 over a period of years related to fall protection and other safety measures from the...
Santa Monica, Calif.-based LivingHomes has launched the C6.2, an affordable prefab house that is certified LEED Platinum.