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Title 24 Part 11: CalGreen Standards

Title 24 Part 11 is the CalGreen Code. CalGreen is the California Green Building Standards Code that has mandatory and voluntary measures. The new updated 2016 CalGreen code began January 1, 2017. The CalGreen Code applies to ALL newly constructed residential and non-residential buildings: low-rise, high-rise, and hotels/motels. The code was established to reduce construction waste, make buildings more efficient in the use of materials and energy and reduce environmental impact during and after construction. Here is a direct link to the entire code: https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/document/details/toc/657. Below is the easy to view residential CalGreen checklist as images or click here for this checklist as a pdf.

 

 

 

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U.S. EPA Thanks DuctTesters Again for ENERGY STAR Homes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) thanked DuctTesters for contributing 14 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2016 and for the continued commitment in energy-efficient new homes.  DuctTesters is once again proud to be an ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Partner in 2017, helping homebuyers experience the peace of mind, quality, comfort, and value that comes with living in an Energy Star certified home.  ENERGY STAR is a joint voluntary program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps businesses and individuals save energy and fight climate change through energy efficient products, homes, and buildings.

In order to earn the ENERGY STAR label on a new home, a certified third-party organization (such as DuctTesters) must verify the home’s energy efficiency against the label’s mandatory minimum compliance requirements. If you are interested in certifying and/or obtaining an ENERGY STAR Certified Home, feel free to contact DuctTesters or see the National Program Requirements.

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DuctTesters Gives Back…

DuctTesters is giving back in the Bakersfield area. One of our clients is a big supporter of the Ronald McDonald Housing Program. They asked if we would also help the charity.  DuctTesters recently made a generous donation to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House Program. The RMHC has provided comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California. The hope is to create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

Read more about the Ronald McDonald Housing Charity of Southern California: Bakersfield.

If you are a DuctTesters Client and have a Charity you would like us to support.  Please let us know.  You can see some of the other charities and non-profits that we have supported in the past here: http://ducttesters.com/2016/12/goodbye-2016-hello-2017/.

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