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ICC Partners with Mexico in Developing Energy Efficiency Model

The International Code Council (ICC) and Calidad and Sustentabilidad en la Edificacion A.C. (CASEDI)[Building Quality and Sustainability] are pleased to announce the publication of the Mexico Conservation Code for Buildings, the first Energy Efficiency code for Mexico. This code represents the cumulative efforts on behalf of CASEDI, Mexico’s National Commission for Energy Efficiency (CONUEE), the […]

California Water Board Fears Water-Saving Has Been Abandoned

By Scott Smith and Ellen Knickmeyer FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — State regulators said Oct. 5 that they fear some water districts in drought-stricken California have abandoned conservation efforts as saving has dropped off significantly. Californians saved less than 18 percent in August, down by nearly 10 percent from a year earlier, the State Water Resources […]

Florida Finds Zika In Trapped Mosquitoes, 1st in US Mainland

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities in Florida said Sept. 1 that they have found the Zika virus in three groups of trapped mosquitoes in Miami Beach, the first time this has happened in the continental U.S. The Zika-carrying mosquitoes were trapped in a touristy 1.5-square-mile area of Miami Beach that had been identified as an active […]

Portions of Yellowstone River, Some Tributaries Re-Opened

By Matthew Brown BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana re-opened portions of the Yellowstone River and most of its tributaries Sept. 1, but it kept a popular stretch of the waterway closed to all recreational activity because of a parasite that has killed thousands of fish. State officials lifted the closure outright along more than 100 […]

Vintage Luxury Apartment Building Restored to Former Heating Glory

Built at the turn of the last century in 1901, the seven-story Mendota is Washington D.C.’s oldest intact luxury apartment building. Though much of the building had been restored over the years, one area requiring attention was the facility’s heating system. Upgrading to a modern steam boiler restored the Mendota to its former heating glory, […]