Climate-specific code changes target energy savings for tropical zones


One of these new zones is targeted to tropical areas including Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S. The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) includes changes that address more climate zones.

OSHA Fines Contractor After Deadly Crane Electrocution

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OSHA has cited McConnell Dowell Constructors in Pago Pago, American Samoa with nine serious safety violations. Inspections began after a worker was electrocuted during a crane operation on July 10, 2013. The worker died in the accident. The employer faces $42,300 in proposed fines for the violations

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Greenbacks for Green Energy

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– A $62-million tax credit for employers in American Samoa has been bestowed upon the largest private employer in the South Pacific chain, StarKist. Everyone is toting up the winners and losers in the wake of the three-ringed circus that was the 113th U.S. Congress.

Wipe Out Zika Virus Carrying Mosquitoes with Pesticides

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Virgin Islands, and America Samoa. “Mosquito borne diseases are among the world’s leading causes of illness and death today. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 300 million clinical cases each year are attributable to mosquito borne illnesses. Despite great strides over the last 50 years, mosquito borne illnesses continue to pose significant risks to parts of the population in the United States.”