ANSI National Green Building Standard

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Beazer Homes Commits to Green Building Standards

eSMART Homes program becomes standard nationwide. More

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Cultured marble: less expensive marble alternative

Cultured marble is a less expensive alternative, and many homeowners find it just... More

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NAHB Opposes New Building Code

The NAHB has urged its members to oppose a new National Fire Protection Agency model building code, reviving a debate between the two associations over stair tread and riser standards. The NFPA 5000, issued in August 2002, requires a minimum tread depth of 11 inches and a maximum riser height of 7 inches for both residential and commercial buildings. More

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New Seal Signifies Product Compliance

ICBO Evaluation Service has introduced its ES Mark, a seal that signifies a product's compliance with major U.S. building codes.ICBO ES grants manufacturers the right to put the seal on a product after the organization has evaluated it and documented its compliance in an ES Report. The reports are available at www.icboes.org. More

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