The General Services Administration announced a six-month pilot of new requirements for the procurement of substantially lower embodied-carbon construction materials for 11 GSA projects funded by the Inflation Reduction Act.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule that will require employers in designated high-hazard industries, like construction, to electronically submit injury and illness information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2023-18 to establish the Inflation Reduction Act program to allocate $10 billion of section 48C (Qualifying Advanced Energy Product Credit) credits for qualified investments in eligible qualifying advanced energy projects (the section 48C(e) program).
The U.S. Department of Energy last month released the latest version of the Zero Energy Ready Home requirements for single-family homes. Version 2 of the ZERH requirements included an update of the thermal envelope insulation levels to those required by the 2021 Residential IECC, whereas the previous version (V1 Rev 8) stipulated 2015 IECC thermal insulation requirements.
In Nov. 15’s Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing, through two separate notices, waivers to the “Buy America Domestic Content Procurement Preference” for construction materials as applied to recipients of federal financial assistance. These waivers would apply to all DOT-assisted programs for infrastructure (i.e., not just those funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) across all DOT component agencies.