Learn how the new SFPUC smart building in San Francisco is one of the most efficient buildings in America. Of particular interest: description of the building’s 4 building-integrated vertical wind turbines and 600 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at minute 8; an intelligent building management system (BMS) that inter-manages heating, cooling, air flow/duct operations, lighting and…
A recent study conducted by UC Berkeley and UCLA has found that homes in California labeled with Energy Star, GreenPoint Rated or LEED are valued higher, selling for an average of up to 9% higher than comparable homes without green labeling/identification. Read more in the study housed on StopWaste’s website.
A guide to implementing energy efficiency measures in affordable housing is available on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series website. Click here to explore the resources on the site, or here to download the guide.
The City of Encinitas Green Building Incentive Program provides financial incentive, priority plan check, and City Council recognition for projects that register and achieve (more…)
Click here to learn how BRIDGE Housing pursued green, energy-efficient development to provide Suisun City residents of the Cottonwood Creek Apartments with a higher quality of living and lower utility bills every month. Cottonwood Creek Apartments is a 94-unit affordable housing complex in Suisun City, California, the first in Solano County with photovoltaic panels. In…
2010 State Attorney General Office Report on Local Governments Green Building Ordinances, Requirements, and Support
A 2010 report on California local governments’ green building ordinances, requirements, incentives and other activities is available here on the Office of the Attorney General’s website. (more…)