How Electrification Improves Indoor Air Quality

How Electrification Improves Indoor Air Quality

42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home fulltime, and correspondingly, considerations for healthy homes have greatly increased. How can we help occupants have a better experience in a living space? How can we improve the health of our own living spaces?...

ENERGY STAR Introduces Recognition for Tenants

ENERGY STAR Introduces Recognition for Tenants

As of October 2020, tenants can now benchmark and apply for ENERGY STAR Certification for their leased office spaces. This new Tenant Space certification recognizes tenants who implement sustainability upgrades and empowers them to adopt best practices in energy...

Zeroing in on Zero Net Energy Building Programs

Zeroing in on Zero Net Energy Building Programs

Zero Energy. Zero Carbon. Zero Waste. Commitments to “Zero” are proliferating globally. These certifications are urging developers and building operators to achieve ultimate levels of efficiency. Maintaining healthy budgets and driving profitability keeps buildings...

Benefits of Participating in Demand Response Programs

Benefits of Participating in Demand Response Programs

Demand Response Programs are available throughout California allowing utilities to work with customers to reduce their electricity demand during certain hours or events. Signals are sent to customers to remotely reduce energy consumption. These programs also give...

Five New California Reach Codes You Should Know

Five New California Reach Codes You Should Know

Since the 2019 California Building Code update in January, 2020, several jurisdictions throughout California have adopted local reach codes to push the boundaries on sustainable buildings and design. Knowing whether a jurisdiction has a reach code in place could help...

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