California Energy Efficiency and Solar Permits on the Rise


Reported in GreenHomeBuilder Magazine, California’s energy-related permits are being tracked by the Construction Industry Research Board (CIRB), who is noticing an update in solar and efficient HVAC residential permits. An excerpt is available below:

The most recent reported month of June 2015 revealed a total of 9,823 solar permits issued in California, a 14.15 percent increase in activity compared to May 2015, and a 64.7 percent increase from June 2014. Solar permits reported in March, April and May of this year all reached 8,000 or more total statewide installations, whereas statistics from the same three months in 2014 remained between 4,400 and 5,200.


HVAC changeout data have also revealed some general increases over time, though not at the rate of solar installations. The month of June reported the highest amount of statewide HVAC and mechanical permit issuance to date with 5,759 total changeouts, a 38 percent increase from the 4,172 changeouts gathered from May 2015.

Read more on GreenHomeBuilder Magazine’s website.

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