Sustainable Building Trends that are Making 2018 Green

Last year carried many developments in the green building initiative. Solar energy was accepted as the energy of the future, passive building designs reduced energy consumption in the home, and we saw the rise of net-zero energy homes. 2017 performed well, and 2018 is predicted to continue to drive the green building initiative forward Resiliency… Continue Reading

The Advantages of a Net-Zero Energy Home

Net-zero energy homes are becoming increasingly popular in the housing market lately, which is unsurprising with all of the green benefits they pose. Save the environment while simultaneously saving money Living in a net-zero energy home will help our currently crippling ecosystem. These structures will drastically reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and use renewable energy… Continue Reading

California Making Green Strides towards Net-Zero with Solar Panels

As we know, California has always been at the forefront of green energy. Our emission limits are now national industry standards, and innovation on the local level is often adopted by cities and municipalities everywhere. Perhaps nowhere is this momentum more apparent than in Sonoma County, where net-zero energy home construction is quickly becoming the… Continue Reading

California Home to Five of the Top Green Buildings in 2018 COTE Awards

This year’s recipients of the COTE Top Ten Awards were finally announced and five of the ten top sustainable projects are located in California. The American Institute of Architecture and Committee on the Environment evaluate the social, economic, and ecological value of each structure to determine the top buildings that excel in design and performance.… Continue Reading

Growing Trends in Modern Sustainable Construction

Sustainable construction practices are on the rise amid both the residential and commercial sectors and are rapidly surpassing conventional construction methods. Ecologically conscious consumers primarily fuel the demand, with statistics citing construction-related industries are major US polluters that are culpable for: 23 percent of air pollution, 40 percent of water pollution and 50 percent of… Continue Reading

Chico State University to Break Ground on Sustainable Science Building

After more than 10 years of planning, Chico State University will begin construction of the $101 million green facility this summer. This new physical sciences building will be 110,200 square-feet, housing chemistry, physics, science education labs, outdoor classrooms, and more. The green building initiative was important to the campus and their commitment to climate change.… Continue Reading

The Benefits of HERS Testing in a New Home

When it comes to the rapidly increasing energy costs in America, it’s important to understand how energy efficient your home is. A HERS test will help you decrease your energy costs and increase your energy savings, putting money back where it belongs: in your wallet! What is a HERS test? HERS stands for Home Energy… Continue Reading