We are encouraged by the fact that lean economic times offer opportunities for people to beautify and green their existing spaces, helping save money and resources over time along with limiting our impact on the environment. More people are considering environmental impacts as well as economic costs of building and operating their homes, and many […]
Highlights of CALGreen 2010: California’s New Green Building Standards Code
Some of you may have heard that in an effort to reduce water and electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, the State of California passed new green building code standards in 2010. This new code (pdf) becomes law on January 1, 2011!
I recently attended a seminar studying the new 2010 CALGreen Code and wanted to share a few highlights that will affect every new residential and commercial building that is submitted for permits after January 1, 2001: