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How to Prepare for the CALGreen Updates

Lance Collins from Partner Energy takes a closer look at the updated CALGreen code.

As demonstrated by the recent success of LA’s Better Building Challenge, California is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of its construction industry. The State’s Green Building Standards Code, better known as CALGreen, is currently being updated to further advance green building practices. The updated code goes into effect on January 1, 2014.

In 2011 it was estimated that a reduction of 3 million metric tons of greenhouse gases by 2020 could be achieved as a direct result of the requirements of CALGreen. It is hoped that with the new updates, which continue to push the envelope on green building mandates, California’s construction industry can take an even larger step toward meeting the State’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.

My company Partner Energy has provided consulting services to over a dozen projects to comply with the CALGreen requirements. From working with developers, architects, building officials, and inspectors, we have accumulated a wealth of expertise on the subject.

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