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...
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...