Category Archives: Compliance

The Impact of New Standards on California Building Owners

ISO 50001, BEPA E2797-11, and AB 1103 are changing thinking regarding energy management and efficiency and are allowing owners and buyers across California greater understanding of properties. Continue reading

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Building Energy Performance Assessment for a Building (BEPA) – E2797

The purpose of ASTM E2797 “Building Energy Performance Standard for a Building in a Real Estate Transaction” (BEPA) is to define a commercially useful practice for conducting an energy assessment on a building involved in a commercial real estate transaction and subsequent reporting of the building energy performance information. Continue reading

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Retrofit Opportunity: Automatic lighting controls

Daylight in buildings can save energy if the electric lighting is switched or dimmed in response to changes in daylight levels. Continue reading

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A fable of ‘low’ hanging fruits – Retrocommissioning

Once upon a time in far, far away there lived a fox who loved to eat. He lived close to a vineyard and he used to stare at the lovely grapes that hung there. “How juicy they look….  If only … Continue reading

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Marin County : Green Building Requirements

Starting June 18th, 2010 all residential and commercial construction and remodels will have to comply with the new green building requirements in unincorporated areas of Marin County. Your LEED® AP will also be able to guide you through the process and can serve the building owner to keep the building energy efficient over its lifetime by applying proven USGBC strategies. Continue reading

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AB 1103 – How you can benefit?

Commercial building owners, facility managers and real estate brokers throughout California will be challenged starting January 2011 when Assembly Bill 1103 goes into effect. The new energy performance rating system will provide energy consumption information on nonresidential buildings. The building … Continue reading

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Green Business – Lead by example

Lead by example – It’s not that hard We have fulfilled the requirements of the Bay Area Green Business Program and are now certified and recognized as a Bay Area (and Marin) Green Business. Was it hard to achieve that? … Continue reading

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