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REACH beyond Title 24 for electric new buildings

By Bruce Naegel December 2018 Cities implement REACH codes (local building ordinances) for stricter environmental standards than the standard building code (Title 24 Section 6) (1). For example, cities write REACH codes for lighting, PV solar and energy efficiency.  Then, cities release REACH codes as part of the Title 24 release. The latest Title 24 […]

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Direct Potable Reuse: Creating a Responsible & Local Water Source for Silicon Valley

[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] Silicon Valley, like elsewhere in California, faces serious water supply issues. Traditional water sources for the region including imported water resources from the State Water Project, and Sierra Nevada snowpack are already stretched thin, and yet the region’s population and development continues to grow, leading to increased demand for water. Sustainable Silicon Valley […]

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