Lockdown Impacts to California’s Solar Mandate

Lockdown Impacts to California’s Solar Mandate

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state is now seeing a slowdown in construction projects and permits for new housing, thus state-wide projected solar photovoltaic generation has been slowed. Prior to recent lockdowns, an analysis conducted at Wood Mackenzie, a...
Top 4 Things Architects Should Know about CALGreen

Top 4 Things Architects Should Know about CALGreen

It can be difficult for architects to make sustainable building goals a priority while coordinating with other disciplines in a project. An inability to navigate California’s Green Building Code (better known as CALGreen) could lead to unforeseen costs at the end of a...
Hidden Challenges of Heat Pump Water Heaters

Hidden Challenges of Heat Pump Water Heaters

Complying with heat pump water heaters in California is more difficult than it may seem. The technology can be 2.5 to 3 times more efficient than natural gas, but that does not always make compliance easier. The proposed Joint Appendix JA13 would change that and allow...