California

California

We serve the west coast and provide a variety of services for CalGreen, Build It Green, Title 24, Greenpoints, LEED and NGBS on multiple projects, predominantly in Southern California.

The state of California is the leader in energy efficient building and has adopted strict energy codes to comply with, California Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24) .

We currently staff CEPE’s (Certified Energy Plans Examiner) that are certified in both Residential and Nonresidential and are members of CABEC.  We are able to provide detailed and all necessary Title 24 Compliance Reports needed in order to receive building permits and to show compliance with Title 24 energy standards.

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The 2010 California Green Building Standards Code is a code with mandatory requirements for new residential and nonresidential buildings (including buildings for retail, office, public schools and hospitals) throughout California beginning on January 1, 2011. As of July 1, 2012, some mandatory requirements were extended to certain nonresidential additions and alterations as specified in a supplement to the code. The code is Part 11 of the California Building Standards Code in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations and is also known as the CALGreen Code. In short, the code is established to reduce construction waste, make buildings more efficient in the use of materials and energy, and reduce environmental impact during and after construction

Builders and design professionals are be required to incorporate features within the design of buildings and site preparation in order to meet the new requirements. Plans and specifications need to be supplemented by documentation of conformance with the CALGreen Code. The CALGreen Code contains requirements for construction site selection, storm water control during construction, construction waste reduction, indoor water use reduction, material selection, natural resource conservation, site irrigation conservation and more.

The code provides for design options allowing the designer to determine how best to achieve compliance for a given site or building condition. The code also requires building commissioning which is a process for the verification that all building systems, like heating and cooling equipment and lighting systems are functioning at their maximum efficiency.

Residential type buildings of three stories and less are subject to the 2010 CALGreen Code though some significant California jurisdictions have applied this to all residential buildings.

 

California Services Provided by US-EcoLogic

California Green Building Standards Code Compliance

Assistance with Section 102 conformance documentation

CALGreen Plan Review and Comment

CALGreen Inspections

Building Systems Commissioning

Mandatory Testing and Adjustments Requirements

Energy Pro Energy Modeling, Analysis and Title 24 with CF-1R Submittal Output

Performance Optimization Consulting

Title 24 Field Verification (CA HERS Rater Services)

  • HERS Compliance Documentation & HERS Provider Data Registry Registration
  • CF-1R Compliance Verification
  • Duct Testing
  • Blower Door Testing for Building Tightness
  • Refrigerant Charge Testing and/or Verification of Installation of Refrigerant Charge Indicator Display (CID) or Saturation Temperature Measurement Sensors (STMS) if CID not installed
  • AHU Fan Watt Draw
  • High EER Verification (through component matching)
  • Maximum Rated Total Cooling Capacity
  • Building Envelope Sealing
  • Supply Duct Location, Surface Area and R-Value
  • High Quality Insulation Installation (QII)
  • Quality Insulation Installation for Spray Polyurethane foam
  • PV Field Verification

Who We Are

We are the largest provider of energy efficiency and green building services for single and multifamily developers in the world.


How We Work

Through a fully integrated concept-to-completion strategy, our projects reach the highest level of certification at the lowest total job cost.