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The New Benchmark in Sustainable Design

In college, we referred to sustainable design strategies as “passive solar”- a means of “living lightly with the earth.” In 1993, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was founded. The USGBC introduced the LEED program, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is based on a point system to achieve these levels of sustainable certification: certified, silver, gold, or platinum. Many of our staff, including myself, are …Read More

New 2013 California Energy Commission Code Requirements

January 1, 2014 will not only ring in a new year, but it will also bring a wide range of code changes as the new 2013 California Energy Code (CEC) takes effect. In order to help Nacht & Lewis stay up to date with the new requirements and regulations, engineers from Capital Engineering Consultants and The Engineering Enterprise stopped by to give a lunchtime presentation on the new code changes. …Read More