Monthly Archives: July 2014

California’s Title 24 Raises the Bar on Energy Efficiency

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WayneAlldredge

 

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Wayne Alldredge
Energy and Sustainability Services

Climate change is upon us. Whether you believe that describes Mother Nature or the political environment, climate change is definitely here. Effective July 1st, 2014, California Title 24 raised the minimum energy performance thresholds in non-residential buildings by 30% from the previous code cycle. This aggressive increase is a step towards California’s ultimate goal of building… Read More

ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition for the Real World

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Bob Best

 

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

Who really cares about the World Cup?

The truly important competition, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition (NBC), is kicking off and can have a real impact on something we all care about … the Real World (you know, our planet).

Commercial buildings waste, on average, about 30% of the energy they consume.  The NBC creates… Read More

The Ultimate ‘Green’ Office is No Office At All

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Bob Best

 

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

Well, I took the plunge six months ago into the growing wilderness of virtual officing.

Surprisingly, it’s one of the smartest things I have done.  And, every day I realize it’s one of the greenest things I have done.

Once you clean out your personal space at the office, you realize you can work anywhere.  You are… Read More