For those who work in the construction industry, this past winter provided a harsh reminder that the United States is made up of widely different climates. It also underscored the fact that codes and regulations need to be sensitive to… Read More
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Regulations, Codes & Standards
Overview of states that have lowered VOC limits in adhesives and sealants in the past seven years.
USGBC AND OTHER CODE, REGULATION AND GUIDELINE SETTING BODIES ARE INCREASINGLY WORKING WITH INDUSTRY
“Earlier this year, the USGBC announced a 16-month extension to register products under LEED 2009, prior to the implementation of LEED v4 on Oct. 31, 2016. The action set off speculation, both off and online, about what caused USGBC to… Read More
ERA Associate Executive Director Ellen Thorp has published a piece in Roofing Magazine that discusses the issues with mandating cool roofs in different climate zones. From the article: “Although the headlines are touting Los Angeles’ cool roof requirements, I’d like… Read More
“Hoff and the ERA are not trying to start a war with the EPA. In fact, it’s just the opposite. The association applauded the EPA for listening to the expertise of the impacted industries as it establishes its standards. Thorp… Read More
ERA has published a chart outlining the most current state regulations concerning emissions of VOC’s from Adhesives and Sealants. The chart can be found by clicking the link below.
As standards in specific categories of building products are developed, green design programs typically point to those standards as the benchmarks in various credit areas. Most government agencies, when looking to establish guidelines for greening their facilities, will first look… Read More
An outline of SHRAE Standard 90.1, ASHRAE Standard 189.1, International Energy Conservation CODE (IECC), International Green Construction Code (IGCC), and National Green Building Standard (NGBS).
“As reported during the recent meeting of BOMA’s Building Codes and Voluntary Standards Committee, the economic impact of adopting the latest editions of model codes and standards is receiving heightened scrutiny by state and local governments, as well as agencies… Read More
The roofing industry in several Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states became fully compliant with new Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) regulations Jan 1. Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., came into full compliance; Vermont… Read More