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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...

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...

California’s Real Estate Energy Compliance FAQs: Why Is It Necessary?

California’s Real Estate Energy Compliance FAQs: Why Is It Necessary?

The number one question that developers ask energy consultants is the following: ‘why do we have to do this?’  We understand this question - from the bottom of our hearts, we get it. The codes are strict. The penalties are severe. It can be overkilled in some places. However, and in the simplest form, the reason you ha...

The Top 3 FAQs About Energy Compliance in California’s Development Projects

The Top 3 FAQs About Energy Compliance in California’s Development Projects

Here at E3, we get asked a lot of questions in our line of work - in the end, consulting is almost entirely made up of finding solutions and giving advice. After several years of being in business, we have noticed a trend; there are questions that nearly every prospect or client that we have worked with has asked us, s...

The ABCs of Maximizing Commercial Development Through Energy Planning [eBook]

The ABCs of Maximizing Commercial Development Through Energy Planning [eBook]

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.

Best Practices for Sustainable Development Projects in California

Best Practices for Sustainable Development Projects in California

Sustainable development projects are a growing trend across the United States and California is a trend setter! Sustainability is critical for environmental needs and has also become an integral approach to separate the best from the rest, or in other words, a differentiator for developers and designers.

Boosting the Value of Mixed-Use Developments with Proper Energy Planning

Boosting the Value of Mixed-Use Developments with Proper Energy Planning

Mixed-use development is a wide-ranging concept that has become a great opportunity to leverage multiple practices and drive an increased ROI. For developers, they are also a challenge, given the various regulatory frames, market targets and sustainability needs. How then, can you get the best value from mixed-use?

Can High-Performance Design Improve ROI on Commercial Developments in California?

Can High-Performance Design Improve ROI on Commercial Developments in California?

The term “High Performance” tends to scare people a bit, for the idea of top-notch equipment and systems is associated with hefty prices. But, is this so? Design, conditions and materials do change or evolve, but the bottom line remains a fairly stable variable: ensuring a strong ROI for every project.

10 Features Developers Need to Know About California Energy Code

10 Features Developers Need to Know About California Energy Code

The California Energy Code (CEC) is the part of the California Code of Regulations aimed at achieving energy efficiency and ensure air quality throughout the state. How does the CEC affect development projects? What should developers be aware of? How does it impact development costs and vision?

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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...

Energy Planning   Development Risk Mitigation  

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...

Energy Code Compliance   Title 24  

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...

Energy Code Compliance   Title 24  

California’s Real Estate Energy Compliance FAQs: Why Is It Necessary?

The number one question that developers ask energy consultants is the following: ‘why do we have to do this?’  We understand this question - from the bottom of our hearts, we get it. The codes are strict. The penalties are severe. It can be overkilled in some places. However, and in the simplest form, the reason you ha...

Energy Code Compliance   Title 24