New Building Commissioning: 4 Things to Do After You Open

New Building Commissioning: 4 Things to Do After You Open

Think your new building is energy efficient? Think again! World Green Building Trends says new buildings could be wasting 8% annual expenses in energy and operational costs. In buildings that have been in operation for years, there can be up to 55% savings in utility...
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...
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...
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,...
Commissioning Design Review

Commissioning Design Review

What is a Design Review? A Design Review is a process required for certain projects by the California Energy Code, Section 120.8(d). It is carried out in the schematic and design phases as part of building commissioning and involves a Design Review Kickoff, a...