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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.

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...

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

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...

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

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.

How Architects Are Affected by California's 2016 Energy Code

How Architects Are Affected by California's 2016 Energy Code

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates The newest updates to the energy efficiency standards enacted by the California Energy Commission (CEC), also known as the 2016 Standards, took effect on January 1, 2017, bringing the state one step closer ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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