Life Cycle Analysis: Case Study and Benefits

Life Cycle Analysis: Case Study and Benefits

Starting July 1, 2024, nonresidential projects of 100,000 square feet or more in California will need to submit a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) during plan check. But what is an LCA? An LCA analyzes the total carbon (CO2 emissions or global warming impact) and other...
Understanding Mechanical Acceptance Testing

Understanding Mechanical Acceptance Testing

For property developers, architects, mechanical subcontractors, and general contractors, mechanical acceptance testing (MAT) should now be on your radar. MAT applies to almost all new and modified mechanical systems, regardless of their size or capacity. For example,...
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...