Getting Your HVAC and Lighting Systems Ready for Summer

Getting Your HVAC and Lighting Systems Ready for Summer

As seasons change, building equipment functions also need to adapt. Ignoring changes to weather often causes building owners to suffer higher utility costs and causes occupant discomfort and complaints. If seasonal settings are addressed correctly, the Department of...
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...
B.U.G. Rating Requirements: Simplifying the Complex

B.U.G. Rating Requirements: Simplifying the Complex

There are many overlaps in the various sections of the California Building Code, especially between CALGreen and the Energy Code. While CALGreen measures focus on environmental responsibility, site development, and enhancement, the Energy Code contains envelope,...