How to Turn Your Remodel into an Energy Saving Green Home

As summer fades into fall, many homeowners may feel rushed to complete their remodel project(s) and as a result, overlook the long-term savings of going green. It’s easy to go green—here are some handy tips to help incorporate energy-saving solutions into your remodel! Consider alternative framing techniques Simply making a few small changes to your… Read more »

3 Tips to Help You Save Energy in the Summer

Summer may seem like the season of the outdoors, but it’s also a time of the year when we consume the most energy indoors. Think about it: fans and A/C units are constantly abuzz; later nights outside mean more outdoor lights on; and in general, we’re just doing more, which can equal higher energy bills… Read more »

The Greenest Cities from Around the World in 2018

With the ever-evolving advancements in technology, we see such amazing strides being taken each year towards green living. It seems like innovation is happening everywhere, and there are a few cities that are at the forefront of that sea change. Here’s a look at some of the urban centers that are redefining the green tech… Read more »

Four Simple Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Many have the motivation to be more energy efficient but are hesitant to take the next step. There’s no need to toss out all of your belongings for greener products or implement a complete redesign. There are actually a few simple changes that can be made around your home that will decrease your energy consumption,… Read more »

What to Know About the Changes to the 2019 Energy Code

In California, we’re living in an exciting time for renewable energy. Both the public and private sectors are starting to really embrace the industry and shift the market over to one that reflects where the future is headed. But with the shift comes a lot of changes—namely in California’s Energy Code. Next year, the code… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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…. Read more »

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… Read more »