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  • What is the best way to reduce the likelihood of a child falling out of a window? This question has plagued our industry for a long time. Many possible solutions have been offered, including window guards, educating caregivers, security screens and minimum windowsill heights. Now a study group of the International Code Council’s code technology committee is considering a different... more »
  • The National Association of Home Builders and the International Code Council will undertake the development and publication of a residential green building standard, according to officials speaking at a press conference at the International Builders' Show last week. The joint effort is seen as a vote of confidence for NAHB’s efforts on the green building front. "NAHB members have... more »
  • Issuing its final report, the U.S. Green Building Council’s technical and scientific advisory committee has rejected adding credits within the LEED Green Building Rating System for excluding PVC products. The committee report now goes to the USGBC’s LEED steering committee, where it will be reviewed again, with plans to look at “larger issues,” according to organization... more »