National Green Building Standard (NAHB)

Codewatcher NFPA fence fire

Fire-Slowing Fencing

Noncombustible fencing products reduce potential home ignitions in wildfire prone areas. As homeowners in wildfire prone areas continue to search ...
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codewatcher accessory dwelling unit

Confusing Accessory-Dwelling Units Law: A Cautionary Tale

A Palo Alto, Calif, 2017 ordinance sparks big questions about little dwellings. According to Gennady Sheyner  in the Palo Alto Weekly when ...
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codewatcher bainbridge

Building Moratorium Enacted to Address Environmental Issues

Bainbridge, Wash., enacts "emergency" stop on new building projects for six months and will use time to implement new building ...
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Houston home flooding

Owners of Hurricane-Flattened Homes in Houston Will Still Pay Property Taxes

Our Houston-based friend Ralph Bivins published this report this morning. Looks like victims of Hurricane Harvey will face a second ...
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RESNET

RESNET Announces Breakout Sessions for 2018 Conferences

2018 RESNET Building Performance Conference, "Into the Great Wide Open," breakout sessions posted. It's what you have been waiting on to reserve ...
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Oregon executive orders

Oregon Addresses Electric Vehicles and Energy Efficiency

For buildings, Executive Order 17-20 requires “new state-owned buildings permitted after January 1, 2022, and used primarily for office and ...
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