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Developing Real Estate in California: The ‘M’ Word

Developing Real Estate in California: The ‘M’ Word

No one wants to mention it, but mold is a big problem in California’s developing world. Mold removal, consulting, and rebuilding from damage sits in at around $14B a year in this state alone, making it the number one fault in the industry. While the causes for mold are unavoidable - it is very difficult to survive in a...

When to Time Insulation Inspections for California’s Real Estate Developments

When to Time Insulation Inspections for California’s Real Estate Developments

Techniques and materials in insulation have come a long way over the past few years. We have reached a point in which many buildings, especially high-performance buildings, are considered capable of being hermetically sealed, and as a result, must contain oxygen sensors in every room. While this is a result of exterior...

California’s Commercial Developments: Time Your HVAC Inspections Correctly!

California’s Commercial Developments: Time Your HVAC Inspections Correctly!

Inspections are mandatory, and passing them is one of the most important aspects of keeping a commercial development project on track. The worst-case scenario is missing an inspection or being ordered to rebuild, and these two terrible errors must be avoided in commercial development projects.

Time HVAC Inspections for Your Multifamily Developments Correctly!

Time HVAC Inspections for Your Multifamily Developments Correctly!

One of the most common errors regarding HVAC code compliance in multifamily development projects is poor timing of inspections. This can go either way - an inspection can be timed long after the installation was complete, which means the construction process is not efficient, or an inspection process can rush the job. ...

Where Real Estate Developers Lose Money in California’s Sustainable Developments

Where Real Estate Developers Lose Money in California’s Sustainable Developments

Sustainability in itself is not a way to lose money in a development project; in fact, we would argue that the opposite is true: incorporating sustainable practices in a development project can both increase property value and enhance a development organization’s brand.

Real Estate Development Risks Involving California’s Energy Code

Real Estate Development Risks Involving California’s Energy Code

Meeting energy codes can be a strain on a development project’s budget. The rules are very strict, and much of the time the benefits seem insubstantial. Despite the problems that arise with striving to meet California’s energy codes, not meeting code is one of the best ways to harm a development project’s budget, and a...

The Importance of Energy Planning in California’s Commercial Developments

The Importance of Energy Planning in California’s Commercial Developments

Energy systems are some of the largest systems in a commercial development project, and as a result they requisition a sizeable portion of the budget. Ensuring that the energy-related development goals remain on track is therefore crucial to maintain a target budget and schedule. This leaves very little room for error ...

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...

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

Today’s architects in California are not only challenged to create spaces that satisfy clients’ needs, but are also increasingly being asked to incorporate yet another consideration into their design projects: rising mandates for building energy efficiency.

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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.

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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.

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High Performance Building Design: The Advantage of Using Energy Modeling and Analysis

California’s 2016 Energy Standards, effective as of January 01, 2017, are the most recent upgrade to a policy that has been in place for almost 40 years with the purpose of saving electricity and natural gas, thus reducing the need to build more power plants and ultimately helping to diminish our impact on the environm...

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Developing Real Estate in California: The ‘M’ Word

No one wants to mention it, but mold is a big problem in California’s developing world. Mold removal, consulting, and rebuilding from damage sits in at around $14B a year in this state alone, making it the number one fault in the industry. While the causes for mold are unavoidable - it is very difficult to survive in a...

Energy Planning   Development Risk Mitigation  

When to Time Insulation Inspections for California’s Real Estate Developments

Techniques and materials in insulation have come a long way over the past few years. We have reached a point in which many buildings, especially high-performance buildings, are considered capable of being hermetically sealed, and as a result, must contain oxygen sensors in every room. While this is a result of exterior...

Energy Planning   Development Risk Mitigation  

California’s Commercial Developments: Time Your HVAC Inspections Correctly!

Inspections are mandatory, and passing them is one of the most important aspects of keeping a commercial development project on track. The worst-case scenario is missing an inspection or being ordered to rebuild, and these two terrible errors must be avoided in commercial development projects.

Energy Planning   Development Risk Mitigation  

Time HVAC Inspections for Your Multifamily Developments Correctly!

One of the most common errors regarding HVAC code compliance in multifamily development projects is poor timing of inspections. This can go either way - an inspection can be timed long after the installation was complete, which means the construction process is not efficient, or an inspection process can rush the job. ...

Energy Planning   Development Risk Mitigation