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Zero Energy Project

Great article. It will be interesting to see how California does. Check out a recent blog post that we wrote about our hesitation to fully endorse the California 2020 plan: California's Residential Zero Energy Goals: Green or Greenwashing?

   
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Josh Wynne Construction

I'm sorry I just found this gem! I'm more sorry that Net Zero Energy homes are still relatively uncommon. We build a lot of them I am happy to say that my own home is now net zero energy. Here are a few I have done. HERS range from minus 22 to +2.

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Mecone Inc.

Thank you, it is a good article.

I agree with William Mitchell you definitely need to hire an Energy Consultant to help your team navigate California Title 24 Standards. There are many requirements associated with the building envelope and equipment efficiencies. The big item is the building envelope. Requirements are getting tougher with every code cycle and if you are late to hire an energy consultant there is a potential for redesign and changes after the final documents were submitted. Most of the time corrections will affect architectural and structural designs and electrical.

Another thing to keep in mind is that hiring an experienced and professional energy consultant who knows what he's doing can save the owner tens of thousands of dollars.

Meanwhile, we are here to help if you have any questions about Title 24 documentation and energy calculations. Please visit our web page

Title 24 Reports

by Mecone Inc.

   

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