Resources

Understanding the laws, building codes and good construction practices should be a priority for every developer, contractor, homeowner and architect. We encourage everyone to take advantage these valuable resources available on the web:

Every new public building built in the U.S. must comply with the ADA. This is a link to the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Every new multi-family residential building consisting of 4 or more units must comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act. View this important law, and others, at HUD's Fair Housing Web Site.

All new public buildings and multi-family residential buildings built in Illinois must meet the requirements stipulated in the Illinois Accessibility Code. View and download it here. This is the Illinois Capital Development Board's web site.

LEED provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals. Based on well-founded scientific standards, LEED emphasizes state of the art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.