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How to Be Energy Compliant Without Impacting Your Development Timeline

How to Be Energy Compliant Without Impacting Your Development Timeline

One of the most important features of a development project is the focus on completing milestones at a specific and convenient point in time. By defining a succession of tasks attached to those milestones, we increase our capacity to deliver. But what if we are not able to do this? How can we make sure that any risk th...

The Risks of Not Passing California’s Real Estate Energy Codes

The Risks of Not Passing California’s Real Estate Energy Codes

Energy consultation is inherently a large aspect of risk mitigation when developing real estate, so to finish off our series on frequently asked questions, we have decided to do a brief post covering the risks of not being compliant to energy codes in a development project.

Commercial Development in California: Mitigating Energy Compliance Risks

Commercial Development in California: Mitigating Energy Compliance Risks

Commercial development projects are complex and unique in many ways. Like any project, they have their own risks. Add to it the need to comply with California Energy Code (referred to as Title 24), and many questions come up fast. How can you be sure the project is fully compliant? Have you been up to the challenge, an...

5 Energy Compliance Mistakes that Will Kill the Bottom Line of a Development Project

5 Energy Compliance Mistakes that Will Kill the Bottom Line of a Development Project

As a developer in California, being able to construct commercial buildings, residential towers or whole new urban areas is what gives full sense to your life. You do not want mistakes to derail your projects, and you undertake each development hoping that they will not happen. But they do happen.

The 3 Top Energy Compliance Risks in Commercial Development Across California

The 3 Top Energy Compliance Risks in Commercial Development Across California

Construction or renovation projects always carry risks, especially those related to mistakes made during the phase of physical works. But there is an important, non-physical area that if done incorrectly, will not only affect your bottom line, but actually endanger the whole project.

4 Critical Phases for a Successful Development Project in California

4 Critical Phases for a Successful Development Project in California

As a California developer, you want to avoid risks when carrying out a building project, and you know well that the safest way to accomplish that is by following an ordered sequence of phases. Critical phases, if you will, for all of them are necessary to complete a successful development project. What are those phases...

How Energy Planning Impacts the Cost and Value of a Development Project

How Energy Planning Impacts the Cost and Value of a Development Project

Planning is critical for any development project. Period. But in California, more than anywhere else in the United States for that matter, such planning needs to incorporate “energy efficiency” into the equation.

A Guide to Development Risk Mitigation through Energy Planning in California [eBook]

A Guide to Development Risk Mitigation through Energy Planning in California [eBook]

California is home to a fairly complex and advanced energy saving policy which influences the way we move around, the type of houses and buildings we occupy, the myriad of top-notch mechanical equipment that have become part of our daily lives, and even the impact we make on the environment.

California’s Real Estate Energy Compliance FAQs: How Much Does Compliance Cost?

California’s Real Estate Energy Compliance FAQs: How Much Does Compliance Cost?

The third most frequently asked question regarding energy compliance is by far the most straightforward and practical: ‘how much will this cost me?’ In short: 15 to 20 percent of your budget will most likely go into energy systems to a level that is code compliant. This much is basically unavoidable. Once this is known...

California’s Real Estate Energy Compliance FAQs: The Steps to Compliance

California’s Real Estate Energy Compliance FAQs: The Steps to Compliance

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get from developers regarding energy planning and compliance is ‘what exactly do we have to do?’ While the exact process is a little too lengthy for a single article (feel free to give us a call if you want the full list), we can offer here the basic process involved w...

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An Architect's Handbook on California's 2016 Energy Code [eBook]

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A world leader in art and innovation, California is also the leading U.S. state in energy efficiency. Processes and technologies to build and operate energy efficient buildings and homes are getting more sophisticated, and penalization for incompliance with energy standards more rigorous.

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How to Be Energy Compliant Without Impacting Your Development Timeline

One of the most important features of a development project is the focus on completing milestones at a specific and convenient point in time. By defining a succession of tasks attached to those milestones, we increase our capacity to deliver. But what if we are not able to do this? How can we make sure that any risk th...

Energy Planning   Development Risk Mitigation  

The Risks of Not Passing California’s Real Estate Energy Codes

Energy consultation is inherently a large aspect of risk mitigation when developing real estate, so to finish off our series on frequently asked questions, we have decided to do a brief post covering the risks of not being compliant to energy codes in a development project.

Energy Code Compliance   Title 24  

Commercial Development in California: Mitigating Energy Compliance Risks

Commercial development projects are complex and unique in many ways. Like any project, they have their own risks. Add to it the need to comply with California Energy Code (referred to as Title 24), and many questions come up fast. How can you be sure the project is fully compliant? Have you been up to the challenge, an...

Energy Planning   Development Risk Mitigation  

5 Energy Compliance Mistakes that Will Kill the Bottom Line of a Development Project

As a developer in California, being able to construct commercial buildings, residential towers or whole new urban areas is what gives full sense to your life. You do not want mistakes to derail your projects, and you undertake each development hoping that they will not happen. But they do happen.

Energy Planning   Development Risk Mitigation