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...

Don’t Miss Financing Incentives for Green Multifamily Buildings

Don’t Miss Financing Incentives for Green Multifamily Buildings

Escalating construction costs and changing regulations can challenge the most skilled project estimators. Not meeting financial targets can cost owners hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, or worse: force bankruptcy. Smart financing can ameliorate a...

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...

LEED Certification Response to COVID-19

LEED Certification Response to COVID-19

Ensuring the upkeep of our building systems has come to the forefront of our attention as the world continues to adjust to life during the COVID-19 pandemic. What can building owners and managers do at a systems and operations level to ensure the safety of building...

Decarbonization and the Future of Green Building

Decarbonization and the Future of Green Building

In the sustainable building industry today, decarbonization is the hot topic. But what does this mean for the future of our buildings? Decarbonization is directly related to the science of global warming. The discussion includes both embodied carbon and operational...