California’s New Embodied Carbon Reduction Law

California’s New Embodied Carbon Reduction Law

California’s Green Building Code, CALGreen, will be implementing a first-in-the-nation embodied carbon reduction law. In the several embodied carbon reduction studies we have completed, we’ve realized that most offsets will be realized in concrete and framing....
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...
Understanding HERS testing science and triggers

Understanding HERS testing science and triggers

With the continually increasing requirements for Title 24 Energy Code, VCA has noticed the intent and purpose of meeting Home Energy Rating System (HERS) third-party testing can be difficult for some installers and designers to understand. Typically, the energy model...