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Northern Nevada Governments Adopt Energy Rating Index (ERI) Compliance Option to Municipal Energy Codes

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Oct 3, 2016 1:26:53 PM

Three municipalities and three counties in Northern Nevada have joined the ranks of states and municipalities that have adopted the 2015 IECC Energy Rating Index option.

The cities of Carson City, Fernley, Reno and Sparks and the counties of Lyon, Storey and Washoe have amended their energy codes based on the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to include an Energy Rating Index compliance option.

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Outdated Building Codes Plague Portland's Green Building Agenda

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 6, 2016 3:00:38 PM

The Rose City looks to maintain its reputation as a leader in sustainability-focused building systems.

Portland, Oregon's green building leaders are concerned the city is losing its edge when it comes to new infrastructure, says James Cronin, a sUrban planners from aPortland_panorama3.jpground the nation have long looked to the Rose City for innovative ideas in stormwater management and other sustainability-focused systems. But outdated building codes and a lack of aggressiveness in mandates, according to local green building professionals, are holding Portland back."

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Code Alert: Denver, Colorado

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 24, 2016 5:32:10 PM

Denver adopts Energy Rating Index compliance option to State Energy Code.

On Monday, March 7, 2016, the Denver City Council adopted a new building energy code, the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  Included with the adoption is the Energy Rating Index compliance option (R406).

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New York Zoning Code Change Boon for Affordability

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 23, 2016 3:58:35 PM

New York passes rent rules to blunt gentrification, and aid lower-income folks, including seniors. 

The New York City Council passed sweeping changes to the zoning code on March 22, compelling private developers to build low-cost rental units and handing Mayor Bill de Blasio a victory on the centerpiece of his efforts to blunt neighborhood gentrification, wrote J. David Goodman, in his story in the New York Times:

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World Water Day Highlights Conservation Ideas

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 22, 2016 1:17:53 PM

March 22, World Water Day, shines the spotlight on growing global issue. 

World Water Day finds organizations around the globe offering new solutions for the pressing problem of water. For many of these organizations, the focus is squarely on the importance of water conservation and efficiency in the built environment.  

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