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A collection of rules and regulations adopted by authorities having appropriate jurisdiction to control the design and construction of buildings, alteration, repair, quality of materials, use and occupancy, and related factors of buildings within their jurisdiction; contains minimum architectural, structural, and mechanical standards for sanitation, public health, welfare, safety, and the provision of light and air. Also see Uniform Building Code and BOCA National Building Code
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We covered -- and in fact, exceeded -- the specifications set out in the green building standards by Dubai Municipality," El-Jisr said, when discussing The Sustainable City, Diamond Developer's flagship project in Dubai.
General Services Administration (GSA) is in the process of reviewing the use of green building standards by the federal government and the U.
Chalabi added the Estidama Pearl Rating System will cause a "relatively expensive building standard per square metre", but a relatively high sustainability standard of one or two pearls can be achieved through best practice design without exceeding the standard building cost.
Unfortunately, current green building standards give insufficient credit to the carbon savings of renovation.
SUPERIOR: Any homebuyer wanting to buy a lifestyle house with high building standards and great attention to detail need look no further than a Fairclough homes development which are popping up all over the North-west and proving a popular purchase
After compromising on the building code's application in some coastal areas, state lawmakers are expected to approve tough new statewide building standards that would mandate the use of hurricane-resistant products in most new homes built close to the coast.
The California Building Standards Commission announced today the adoption of the 2013 California Building Standards Code.
ACA has played a critical role in the development of various emerging green building standards and codes, including the IgCC, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and the California Green Building Code (CALGreen).
Summary: DUBAI - A growing demand for green building material has been noted in the regional real estate industry, driven by the increasing stress on implementation of green building standards by local governments and civil authorities.
The sources said that the Directorate of BCS implementing the directives of the Chairman CDA in the light of CDA Building Standards for Fire Prevention and Life Safety 2010 and Islamabad Fire Prevention and Life Safety Regulations 2010 and has initiated the exercise in this regard.
Voluntary, market-driven green building standards are preferable to mandates, which can reduce the incentive and the market pressure to adapt and to change," said Tonjes.
Williams claims the plan now conforms with local building standards.

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