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Sustainability and Future Development

Sustainability and Future Development in CA

The Building Industry Association of Southern California’s Los Angeles / Ventura Chapter is holding a: Connecting the Dots: Sustainability and Future Development Event. The Event is going to be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 2:30pm to 8:30pm.  This is not your ordinary type of event.

The afternoon will begin with key note speaker: Hasan Ikhrata who is the Executive Director of SCAG.

Here is a list of panels with the names of the panelists:

Sustainable Future: How Do We Get There?

  • Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer of Los Angeles County
  • Lauren Faber O’Conner, Deputy Chief Sustainability of City of Los Angeles
  • Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director of LA Sanitation District
  • MODERATOR: Mike Lewis, President of Lewis and Associates

Net Zero and the Drought: What’s in Our Near Future?

  • Demetri Polyzos, Senior Engineer of the Metropolitan Water District Water Resources Management Group
  • Scott Slater, CEO of Cadiz, Inc.
  • Gary Smith, Principal Analyst of Chief Executive Office of Los Angeles County.
  • MODERATOR: Charlie Wilson, CEO of Southern California Water Committee

Net Zero: The Future of Energy & Development.  

  • Randall Higa, Program Manager of Codes and Standards for Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Susan Kristjansson, Market Strategy and Codes Standards Manager at SoCalGas
  • Laird Sanders, Regional Sales Manager of Sonnen
  • MODERATOR: Dave Hegarty, President and Founder, DuctTesters, Inc.

The event will finish up with networking from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.  If you would like to attend this event, please visit here: https://biasc-la-ventura.silkstart.com/events/connecting-the-dots-sustainability-the-future-of-development.




Residential New Construction’s California Advanced Home Program (CAHP)

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas and Electric (all are Investor Owned Utilities – IOU) have collaborated to once again offer the Residential New Construction California Advanced Home Program (CAHP).  This program focuses on energy efficiency, sustainable design and construction, green building practices and emerging technologies.  The program was developed to support California’s efforts for new homes to reach Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2020 and to help builders prepare for upcoming code changes by building homes that exceed the current building code compliance ahead of the curve.  The Residential New Construction (CAHP) Program is open to single family, low-rise and high-rise multi-family residential (less than 4 stories) new construction built in an IOU service area.  The minimum performance requirement is a CAHP score of 84. The estimated incentives rise incrementally as the performance of the building increases.

Find out more by downloading one or all of the .pdf or .jpg files:


California Advanced Home One Sheet provided from HERS Rater CAHP One sheet Page Two provided by CA HERS Rater



California Advanced Home Program Handbook Page 1

CAHP Handbook P1

California Advanced Homes Handbook Page 2

CAHP Handbook P2

California Advanced Home Program for Residential Builders of New Construction Page 3

CAHP Handbook P3

California Advanced Home Program Handout Page 4

CAHP Handbook P4

California Advanced Home Program Handout Page 5

CAHP Handbook P5

California Advanced Home Program Handout Page 6

CAHP Handbook P6

California Advance Home Program Handout Page 7

CAHP Handbook P7


California Advanced Home Program Handout Page 8

CAHP Handbook P8





California Advanced Homes Program Handout Page 9

CAHP Handbook P9

California Advanced Homes Program Handout Page 10

CAHP Handbook P10

CAHP Handbook P11

CAHP Handbook P11

CAHP Handbook P12

CAHP Handbook P12

CAHP Handbook P13

CAHP Handbook P13

CAHP Handbook P14

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CAHP Handbook P15

CAHP Handbook P15

CAHP Handbook P16

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More information can also be found at https://www.socalgas.com/for-your-business/builder-services/california-advanced-homes