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Updates on Pennsylvania Building Codes and Solar Borders

Updates on Pennsylvania Building Codes and Solar Borders

April 23rd, 2018

A brief update on Pennsylvania Building Code and Solar Borders policies this week as a couple good things have been happening. Building Codes: On Tuesday the Review and Advisory Council voted on the last section of the 2015 codes for adoption – the International Energy Conservation Code, the mo[...]

Five Reports, Five Hundred+ Buildings: Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report

Five Reports, Five Hundred+ Buildings: Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report

April 20th, 2018

The Pittsburgh 2030 District published its fifth annual Progress Report at a reception celebrating years of encouraging and tracking reductions in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions, in addition to improving indoor air quality in the built environment. The largest of the 19[...]

Tying the Knot on Material Reuse

Tying the Knot on Material Reuse

April 16th, 2018

Read the full version of this article in TrimTab. In the wide world of material reuse, sometimes a solution is born from a chance meeting between conference sessions. It’s not the most magical stumble-upon-a-soul-mate encounter, but the real world dictates a more practical timetable. And that is ho[...]

Comments to Adopt Energy Efficiency Codes Submitted to the State of Pennsylvania

Comments to Adopt Energy Efficiency Codes Submitted to the State of Pennsylvania

April 12th, 2018

First: A huge thank you!  The participation in the commenting process on building codes was outstanding: there were over 50 comments submitted commenting on the 2015 ICC Codes in General and over 160 comments submitted concerning the International Energy Conservation Codes. What did all of thes[...]

A Conversation on Handprinting and Social Equity

A Conversation on Handprinting and Social Equity

April 10th, 2018

This article first appeared in Trim Tab.  This is the story of potential. It's about social equity and environmental healing, it's about collaboration, and most of all, it's about a transformational moment. You will hear three different sides of the story,  each with a particular yet universal expe[...]

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