VCA Green at PCBC 2019

VCA Green at PCBC 2019

VCA Green's Barbara Gonzalez, Moe Fakih, and Burke Boydell are currently exhibiting at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference - PCBC 2019. PCBC is the largest homebuilding tradeshow in the west coast region. If you are attending, stop by booth 372 for information on...

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online, interactive management tool that allows building owners and managers to track and evaluate energy and water consumption. This tool also allows you to calculate your approximate savings in relation to your building’s overall...

Energy Star Certification Programs

Energy Star Certification Programs

ENERGY STAR Certification Programs for Homes and Multifamily Buildings The goal of the ENERGY STAR program is to help consumers, businesses, and developers in the building industry save money and reduce pollution from power plants burning fossil fuels. There are...

5 Things to Expect from the CALGreen 2019 Code

5 Things to Expect from the CALGreen 2019 Code

Summer is fast approaching, and that means the current triennial code cycle for CALGreen is coming to a close in the near future. Like with any other code update, there are several significant factors that must be considered while designing your upcoming development...

CALGreen Tier 1 & Tier 2 Projects

CALGreen Tier 1 & Tier 2 Projects

CALGreen, published by the Building Standards Commission, is organized into chapters for Residential and Non-Residential buildings. There are both mandatory and voluntary measures. Mandatory measures apply statewide and voluntary measures can be adopted by local...

What is Green Globes?

What is Green Globes?

Green Globes is a building certification program administered by the Green Building Initiative, a company with resources and goals very similar to that of LEED or GreenPoint Rated. This program is designed to lower your annual energy and operating costs, better...

B.U.G. Rating Requirements: Simplifying the Complex

B.U.G. Rating Requirements: Simplifying the Complex

There are many overlaps in the various sections of the California Building Code, especially between CALGreen and the Energy Code. While CALGreen measures focus on environmental responsibility, site development, and enhancement, the Energy Code contains envelope,...

Critical Peak Pricing

Critical Peak Pricing

Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) is an optional program offered by Southern California Edison that allows businesses to receive significantly lower prices in the summer (June 1 – September 30). Lower summer rates are given in exchange for higher prices throughout 12...

AFFILIATIONS


US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Build It Green (BIG)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
California Building Officials (CALBO)
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
CalCERTS
California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
California Commissioning Collaborative (CACx)

VCA DIVISIONS

VCA Structural
Residential and commercial structural engineering

VCA Code
Building Code consultants, plan check and staffing