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bcWORKSHOP is developing residential construction standards for the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville (CDCB) in partnership with CDCB’s team of advisors. Residential construction standards are a customized set of best practices intended to regulate and elevate construction quality, improving the overall quality of life for their clients. Construction standards will ensure that CDCB residential projects are planned, designed, and constructed to promote sustainable development and best practices for the Lower Rio Grande Valley. These standards will create continuity and equity between products and will standardize process, policies, and procedures.
In order to achieve the above goals, construction standards will incorporate recommendations from local and national performance standards that address healthy, affordable, constructible, low-tech, sustainable building practices appropriate for South Texas and CDCB. Currently, all projects built under these guidelines will qualify for:
- ENERGY STAR 3.0
- Indoor airPLUS of the Environmental Protection Agency
- LRGV Low Impact Development
- RGV Green Built
Construction standards will be complete and ready for implementation by the end of summer 2013.