Rules for the construction of buildings and structures to protect safety and health
Address fire, safety, structure, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical aspects of buildings
Codes are established by local municipalities but are often based on national recommendations
Find Building Codes
Search local municipality for building codes
Building codes are generally based on the International Code Council's (ICC) model codes, but every state and municipality has its own code adoption process and may choose to modify codes to meet local needs.
Conduct an internet search of local and state building codes and related information for your building site.
Links to preview-versions of standards established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers -- "a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment."
Developed by the Department of Energy, EnergyPlus is a whole-building energy simulation program that engineers, architects, and researchers use to model both energy consumption—for heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and plug and process loads—and water use in buildings.
The Campus Green Builder (CGB) online portal to green building information for academic institutions provides a one-stop online resource on campus green building that is free and accessible to all higher education institutions.
The Campus Environmental Resource Center--CampusERC--is intended to be a portal of resources to support campus environmental performance improvement. Developed collaboratively by NACUBO, C2E2, CSHEMA, APPA and the EPA.
Journal covering aspects of environmentally sound building design & construction including recycled building products, energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, indoor air quality, & systems of waste disposal & re-use.