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OSHA's Preliminary List of 2023's Most Frequently Cited Standards in Violations

Fall-related violations continue to plague the construction industry despite ample free education and resources 

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An Introduction to the Zero Energy Ready Home Program

Late in 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home program announced the rollout of ZERH Single Family Version 2

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OSHA seeking input on electrical standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reviewing electrical standards for the construction industry to make sure proper…

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Architect will use tidal power for new home in South Africa

Plans for a new home in South Africa include features to use tidal power for generating electricity. The home will be anchored to a coastline and…

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Backlash from utilities on rising demand for rooftop solar panels

Some states levying additional fees for customers with PVs

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Authority Of EPA, OSHA among top U.S. regulatory battles for 2014

EPA looking to control small bodies of water; OSHA moving against combustible dust

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International Code Council proposes 15% energy efficiency increase for next code update

New proposed updates from the International Code Council to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) would increase energy efficiency in new homes and commercial buildings by about 15%.

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3 vacation homes with style and pizzazz

Not exactly the simple cottages you remember from childhood, these vacation homes in Malibu, Calif., Indian Beach, Del., and Groton Long Point, Conn., are made for getting away — in style.

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