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...

Energy Modeling Techniques

Energy Modeling Techniques

Why Choose the Right Energy Modeler? An Energy Modeler with proper familiarity with building science and experience with proper modeling approaches can save a project hundreds of thousands of dollars on equipment hard costs. It is not uncommon to see savings of $60k...

What has COVID-19 taught us about Business & Resource Efficiency?

What has COVID-19 taught us about Business & Resource Efficiency?

In the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we have learned that behavioral impacts could potentially reduce business operating costs and our reliance on fossil fuels. Image Source: NASA Earth Observatory Recent orders to contain the spread of the virus have shifted...