4 Strategies for Setting Effective Energy Performance Goals

4 Strategies for Setting Effective Energy Performance Goals

Implementing energy efficiency strategies doesn’t just benefit the Earth: it also benefits your pockets. Buildings utilize 70% of the electricity generated in the U.S. and emit over one-third of carbon emissions, which is more than any sector of the economy. Many...

Title 24 Commissioning Triggers in a Nutshell

Title 24 Commissioning Triggers in a Nutshell

A common question asked in California multifamily and/or commercial development is whether or not commissioning is triggered and what commissioning requires. Under the California Energy Code, commissioning is required for the following: New ground up, nonresidential...

4 Ways to Reduce Outdoor Water Use in California

4 Ways to Reduce Outdoor Water Use in California

With the summer months upon us, Californians tend to focus on the inevitable rise in their cooling bills in order to stay comfortable indoors. However, many also tend to overlook a different effect of our state's heat waves: outdoor watering. According to the...

How WELL Will Your Staff Perform after COVID-19?

How WELL Will Your Staff Perform after COVID-19?

Bottom line? Healthy employees get more done. On March 19, 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released an Employer Costs for Employee Compensation report for December 2019. On average, employers spent 7.3% of total compensation, or $2.53 per hour worked on personal,...

LEED Zero: Paving the Way for a Regenerative Future

LEED Zero: Paving the Way for a Regenerative Future

The building industry is shifting away from traditional methods of construction and towards resiliency by designing for net zero, which ultimately results in lowered operation costs and reductions in a building’s environmental footprint. In 2018, the United States...