Army Corps: How We Are Working to Help U.S. Virgin Islands

ENR Construction

The US Army Corps of Engineers supports FEMA following the battering from the big hurricane

Climate-specific code changes target energy savings for tropical zones

BD+C

Virgin Islands, and islands between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) includes changes that address more climate zones.

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Terminix Fined $10 Million

Green Industry Professionals

Virgin Islands Family of four was exposed to pesticides containing methyl bromide on the U.S.

DOL Announces $40 Million in Grants for Irma Workforce

Construction Equipment

Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and other states in response to Hurricane Irma. The U.S. Department of Labor, in cooperation with state and local partners, is setting aside funding and will be making grants to assess workforce needs in the U.S.

Distracted Driving

The Safety Blog

Virgin Islands had prohibited all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving. Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers. Distracted driving is a big issue on today’s roadways. And even with laws in place, the threat continues to grow. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 people were injured because of a distraction-related accident, with texting being the major cause of distraction.

An Arm and a Leg and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Green Building Law Update

Virgin Islands, New York City and Puerto Rico. The 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code is soon to be upon you. Modern building codes are most often adopted by local government legislative bodies and as such vary from place to place. The IECC is in use or adopted in 47 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S.

Wipe Out Zika Virus Carrying Mosquitoes with Pesticides

Green Building Law Update

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.”

Federal Real Property Regulations (FAR / FMR)

Building Information Management

Public body” means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the foregoing. Federal Management Regulation – FMR, For Real Property. 102-74.15.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

The Safety Blog

Unless you live in Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands you will probably be changing your clocks this weekend as Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins this Sunday March 8th at 2 A.M.

Real Estate News: The Door Is Now Open to Home Builders

Ramsay Home Building Blog

Virgin Islands is just a stone’s throw from the beach. From our friends at Wall Street Journal. Here is a collection of Real Estate articles collected from the Wall Street Journal. Some of these articles require a subscription to read. The Door is Now Open to Home Builders : There is cause for at least short-term cheer, particularly for home builders that rallied after last week’s housing-starts data.

Federal Real Property Regulations (FAR / FMR)

Building Information Management

Public body” means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the foregoing. Federal Management Regulation – FMR, For Real Property. 102-74.15.

Federal Facilities – Implementation of Energy Savings Projects and Performance-Based Contracting for Energy Savings

Building Information Management

e) “United States” means the fifty States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and associated territorial waters and airspace. How will your Federal Department or Agency efficiently implement the numerous facility renovation, repair, and sustainability project required to meet Presidential energy conservation mandates?

GSA, LEED, USGBC, and Politics

Building Information Management

Virgin Islands Energy Office. USGBC Long Island Chapter. USGBC Rhode Island Chapter. LEED Certification, and LEED in general has been a GREAT marketing tool. That said, should LEED be a requirement? Is LEED cost effective? Should LEED be modified? The below letter clearly states that cost will INCREASE should the GSA move away from LEED? How can that be? What costs would increase? Is there no better way for GSA to meet sustainability requirement than via LEED?