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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...

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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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.

Energy Planning   Development Yield Optimization  

7 Best Practices in High Performance Building Design

Often times, architects who design high performance buildings in California, which are required to comply with stringent energy regulations, fail to integrate performance goals or to make certain decisions relating to energy efficiency strategies during the design phase.

Energy & Sustainable Solutions   High Performance Design  

Can Architects Meet California Title 24 Without Giving Up Good Design?

Title 24 was created to position California as a global leader in energy efficiency, and to reduce state power requirements and greenhouse gas emissions. Some of these regulations have occurred so swiftly, though, that many architects and designers in California are having difficulty keeping up with them.  

Energy & Sustainable Solutions   Title 24  

Affordable Housing Developments in California: When to Ask for Help

It would be in our best interest here at E3 California to say that a developer should ask us to join a project during the development phase, but we also understand that without the proper backup, this is just shameless marketing. However, it’s not untrue, not in the slightest.

Affordable Housing  

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Why Failing Energy Inspections Can Be Fatal for Your Bottom Line

Affordable housing developments walk a fine line when it comes to budgeting. In this article, we will discuss the reasons why not passing mandated HERS inspections can cause a project timeline to fall apart and the best methods to circumvent this risk entirely.

Affordable Housing  

Affordable Housing Developments in California: When to Ask for Help

It would be in our best interest here at E3 California to say that a developer should ask us to join a project during the development phase, but we also understand that without the proper backup, this is just shameless marketing. However, it’s not untrue, not in the slightest.

Affordable Housing  

The Biggest Mistakes in California’s Affordable Development Projects

Some might say that the biggest mistake that a developer could make when it comes to an affordable housing project would be to take the entirety of the funds allocated for the project and bet them on roulette.  Maybe 50/50 odds aren’t that bad?

Affordable Housing  

Capitalizing on California’s Tax Benefits for Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Projects

One of the most important aspects to do with the incorporation of energy efficiency into affordable housing development projects is the use of tax benefits. California established tax incentives and programs in 1986 to deal with the growing need for affordable housing, and since then has received added federal funding ...

Affordable Housing