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Construction

Use these resources to help you comply with the laws and regulations that apply to construction businesses and the construction industry.

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Energy Efficiency Standards

  • Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards Program
    Provides manufactures with information about the laws, regulations, and standards.

  • Building Energy Codes: Compliance Tools
    Offers software tools from the Department of Energy (DOE), which provides support for various energy codes. These compliance tools simplify the compliance process. You may demonstrate compliance for both residential and commercial buildings using these software tools or pencil and paper.

  • Building Energy Codes Resource Center
    Provides users with information about energy codes and beyond-code technologies. Resources are available in a variety of different media types, including articles, graphics, online tools, presentations, and instructional videos.

  • ENERGY STAR Business Improvement Guide
    Gives strategies, tools, professional assistance, and recognition opportunities to help you meet your goals and contribute to ENERGY STAR's nationwide challenge to improve the energy efficiency of facilities by 10 percent or more.

  • Energy Efficiency Claims and Labeling Requirements
    Lists current energy efficiency labeling requirements for consumer products issued pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

  • Workplace Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    Explains how to use energy in your workplace more efficiently. You can also learn how to incorporate the use of renewable energy at work for cost savings.

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Federal Contracting

  • Construction Contractors' Technical Assistance Guide
    Offers a Technical Assistance Guide designed to help federal and federally-assisted construction contractors and subcontractors comply with the federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment, and require that the contractors undertake affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity in their workforces.

  • Davis-Bacon and Related Acts
    Provides public access to Davis-Bacon information and supports the user in filling out the Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates (WD-10) Form.

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Hazardous Materials

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HUD Regulations

  • Manufactured Housing Guide
    Details how to comply on with federal manufactured home construction and safety standards.

  • HUD Minimum Property Standards
    Supplies information on minimum standards for buildings constructed under Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing programs. This includes new single family homes, multi-family housing and health care type facilities.

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Stormwater

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
    Explains the EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater program, which requires construction site operators engaged in clearing, grading, and excavating activities that disturb one acre or more, including smaller sites in a larger common plan of development or sale, to obtain coverage under an NPDES permit for their stormwater discharges.

  • Stormwater Resource Locator
    Offers resources to help companies in the construction industry know about and comply with the stormwater rules in their area.

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Taxes

  • Tax Guide for Construction Businesses
    Provides access to the construction area of IRS.GOV for explanations of federal tax topics related to the construction industry, news articles and educational Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publications.

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