Yearly Archives: 2019

San Francisco to require commercial buildings to run on renewables

May 17, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMay 15, 2019 San Francisco plans to eventually require private commercial buildings within the city to run completely on renewable energy. Commercial buildings over 500,000 square feet must meet the requirement by 2022, buildings over 250,000 square feet have until 2024 and buildings over 50,000 square feet must do so by 2030.…
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Commentary: Stronger buildings needed as disasters get worse

May 17, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMay 15, 2019 Any infrastructure bill that emerges in Congress should include requirements for new and renovated structures to comply with modern building codes, write International Code Council board President William Bryant and former Federal Emergency Management Agency Directors R. David Paulison and James Lee Witt. Adherence to modern codes helped mitigate…
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Energy Dept. to provide up to $33.5M for energy-efficient construction

May 17, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsMay 15, 2019 The Energy Department will allocate up to $33.5 million toward research and development related to energy-efficient construction techniques and technologies. The funding will cover integrated building retrofits, novel construction technologies and advanced technology integration according to this article.
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NCMA Solutions Center: What role does flashing play in a concrete masonry wall?

May 17, 2019

From NCMA eNewsMay 16, 2019 Flashing plays an important role in preventing moisture infiltration within a masonry assembly that can lead to leaks and essentially cause water damage. The type of flashing used varies depending upon exposure conditions, opening types, locations and wall types. For more information on flashing details see TEK 19-5A “Flashing Details…
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