Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Star Bootcamp to Honor Buildings With Highest Energy Savings
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Water Works: Builders Work Ways to Conserve Water

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 36 U.S. states are at risk for water shortages even without the threat of drought. Developers cope with the issue in part by building to green certification standards that include water conservation efforts. Read more

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Retro Grades

Benchmarking laws point toward a new industry in retrofitting existing buildings for compliance. Read more

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New Law Will Regulate Formaldehyde Emissions From Certain Wood Products New Law Will Regulate Formaldehyde Emissions From Certain Wood Products

A tort-reform attorney and U.S. congresswoman debate the need for this statute and whether it will spark legal challenges. Read more

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New EPA Stormwater Rules Pose Challenges and Opportunities

Builders and developers might still have a chance to influence state officials who will determine how guidelines will be executed. Read more

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Taking the Lead on Lead

ALTHOUGH LEAD-BASED paint has been banned for residential use since 1978, federal regulators are concerned about the potential health threat to children posed by lead-containing-dust that may be generated when lead-coated components are repaired or renovated. Read more

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Four Communities to Receive Federal Help to Reduce Sprawl

Government agencies will help Louisville, Ky.; Montgomery County, Md.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and California create more sustainable land-use and transportation patterns. Read more

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DMB Associates Proposes Controversial California Redevelopment

Plan to build 12,000 homes within two square miles along Redwood City’s bayfront must leap several environmental hurdles. Read more

Market-Rate Owners to Follow New Lead Safety Procedures
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Market-Rate Owners to Follow New Lead Safety Procedures

New federal regulations will soon require market-rate property owners to follow... Read more

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High-Efficiency Toilets Combine Water Conservation and Improved Performance

New toilet standards ensure water savings does not come at the expense of a confident flush. Read more

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