Created in 1978 by the California Building standards Commission in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California’s energy consumption. Title 24 utilizes energy efficient technologies to provide California with an adequate, reasonably priced, environmentally sound supply of energy.
We have come a long way since Tim Berners Lee democratized Internet access with the creation of the World Wide Web in 1991. From dial-up and grimy beige desktops to devices that actually listen and act when you speak, the future is even more connected. And while there’s an abundance of chatter regarding the explosive […]
Colorful leaves, cooler weather, cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice everywhere—it’s definitely fall! While you’re snuggling in and sipping a warm drink, we hope you’ll join us this October and take action to save energy—and money—at home.
Advanced house framing, sometimes called optimum value engineering (OVE), refers to framing techniques designed to reduce the amount of lumber used and waste generated in the construction of a wood-framed house. These techniques boost energy efficiency by replacing lumber with insulation material while maintaining the structural integrity of the home. Advanced framing improves the whole-wall […]
Ultra-efficient home design combines state-of-the-art, energy-efficient construction, appliances, and lighting with commercially available renewable energy systems, such as solar water heating and solar electricity. By taking advantage of local climate and site conditions, designers can incorporate passive solar heating and cooling and energy-efficient landscaping strategies. The intent is to reduce home energy use as cost-effectively […]
Before you design a new home or remodel an existing one, consider investing in energy efficiency. You’ll save energy and money, and your home will be more comfortable and durable. The planning process is also a good time to look into a renewable energy system that can provide electricity, water heating, or space heating and […]
Every year, much of the energy the U.S. consumes is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology — costing American families and businesses money, and leading to increased carbon pollution. Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to combat climate change, clean the air we breathe, improve the competitiveness […]
Before designing or remodeling a home, consider energy efficient design strategies; landscaping; and windows, doors, and skylights. You’ll save energy and money in the long run. Also check out our recommendations for saving energy in specific types of homes, such as rentals, manufactured homes, log homes, and earth-sheltered homes. Energy efficient design strategies Landscaping for […]