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December 23, 2018, 7am PST
Move over, Hawaii and California, with your ambitious goals of going to 100 percent renewable electricity generation by 2045. The District's city council passed legislation on Tuesday that sets 2032 as the target to reach 100 percent renewable.
Huffpost
May 21, 2018, 7am PDT
San Francisco Chronicle energy reporter David R. Baker sheds some light on the nation's first state building code requiring that solar panels be included in new home construction, adopted by the California Energy Commission on May 9.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 6, 2018, 11am PDT
The California Energy Commission will decide on new energy standards for residential construction this week.
The Orange County Register
January 23, 2018, 1pm PST
The economic case for investments in resilience just got a lot stronger.
Smart Cities Dive
September 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
The first WELL-certified buildings are now online, and the Urban Land Institute has examined the business propositions behind the system.
Urban Land
Feature
July 31, 2017, 5am PDT
Resilience standards—like LEED--could transform building practices. But there are many standards to choose from, and few are aware that they exist. A new report helps planners and builders choose the right standard for every project.
Laurie Mazur