Safety & Healthfulness

Lumber Liquidators Sold Illegal Flooring, ‘60 Minutes’ Reports
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Lumber Liquidators Sold Illegal Flooring, ‘60 Minutes’ Reports

Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek staffers Jack Clark and Matt Townsend report a "60 Minutes... Read more

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Health-Focused Strategies Can Pay Off for Builders and Developers Health-Focused Strategies Can Pay Off for Builders and Developers

Buyers often pay more for homes designed with health in mind. The Urban Land Institute offers simple ways to integrate health-promoting practices into real estate development. Read more

EPA Releases Stormwater Climate Change Tool
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EPA Releases Stormwater Climate Change Tool

The new tool will help building pros consider increasing threats of severe weather... Read more

Researcher to Study How Windows Affect Indoor Air Quality
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Researcher to Study How Windows Affect Indoor Air Quality

Ever wonder how occupant behavior can affect the homes you build? Maybe your... Read more

Massive Jersey Apartment Fire Prompts Calls for Tougher Codes
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Massive Jersey Apartment Fire Prompts Calls for Tougher Codes

Do we need national fire regulations? Fire codes are being examined after a... Read more

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Builders Can Tap into $1,000 Rebates for Water-Conserving Homes Builders Can Tap into $1,000 Rebates for Water-Conserving Homes

The one-of-a-kind initiative is available for WaterSense and Built Green projects. Read more

Mansion Fire Brings Home the Importance of Sprinklers
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Mansion Fire Brings Home the Importance of Sprinklers

The 16,000-square-foot Annapolis, Md., home had no fire suppression system. Read more

Guardrail Down: 432 Park Ave., NYC Condo Tower Stops Work
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Guardrail Down: 432 Park Ave., NYC Condo Tower Stops Work

Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek staffer Oshrat Carmiel reports that work was halted on a... Read more

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Asthma Risks May Be Boosted by Energy-Efficient HomesAsthma Risks May Be Boosted by Energy-Efficient Homes

A study from U.K.-based researchers suggests that the British government's drive toward more energy-efficient homes may have adverse effects for occupants with asthma. Read more

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Mass Retirement of Code Officials Looming Mass Retirement of Code Officials Looming

A new survey from the International Code Council (ICC) shows the labor shortage isn’t just affecting the trades. Read more

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