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Integrative Process: Reasoning Behind and Weight of this LEED Credit

Integrative Process: Reasoning Behind and Weight of this LEED Credit

You’ve heard the phrase, “teamwork makes the dream work,” right? LEED, an acronym for the green building certification that stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, champions that idea throughout the certification process. In fact, the LEED scorecard...

Energy Benchmarking: State, Local & LEED Requirements

Energy Benchmarking: State, Local & LEED Requirements

As part of the movement toward electrification and decarbonization, taking inventory of the energy consumed in the built environment is a necessity. To organize all that data, states and local jurisdictions have implemented energy benchmarking requirements for certain...

Understanding HERS testing science and triggers

Understanding HERS testing science and triggers

With the continually increasing requirements for Title 24 Energy Code, VCA has noticed the intent and purpose of meeting Home Energy Rating System (HERS) third-party testing can be difficult for some installers and designers to understand. Typically, the energy model...

Denver Green Code 2022: Top 5 Things to Know

Denver Green Code 2022: Top 5 Things to Know

As the wave of green building standards continue to raise expectations across the country, the State of Colorado has taken a firm stance to improve their efforts towards more rapid decarbonization and sustainable living. In particular, the City of Denver has chosen a...

HVAC Load Sizing: Ensuring Comfort and Efficiency in Your Home

HVAC Load Sizing: Ensuring Comfort and Efficiency in Your Home

When it comes to maintaining a comfortable and energy-efficient home, few factors are as crucial as HVAC load sizing. The process of determining the appropriate capacity for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems may seem technical and complex, but its...

VCA Green certified to meet Denver electrification needs

VCA Green certified to meet Denver electrification needs

Can you imagine what your city will look like in 25 years? Chances are, your area won’t have changed that much. Cushman & Wakefield reported in 2021 that about 80% of the building stock we see in 2050 has already been constructed. Adaptive reuse and building...

What an energy model can do for you

What an energy model can do for you

Energy modeling is the process of creating computer simulations to analyze and predict the energy performance of buildings, systems, or processes. Some benefits to performing an energy model include: • Deliver return on investment by finding inefficiencies and adjust...