Group to Build Homes Exceeding California Standards

From on January 24, 2008 in Green Remodeling

Some organizations use state standards as a threshold, and others rise above standards. The Home Builders Association of Northern California has joined the ranks of the latter, electing to be active participants in the emerging green economy. The association plans to go well beyond California’s current construction standards by cutting energy use in the houses it creates in half. It also plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from those homes by 30 percent. These goals are set to be in place by 2020. The Home Builders Association of Northern California is the largest of its kind in the Bay Area. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, association president Joseph Perkins announced the new goals at the Advancing the New Energy Economy green jobs summit. He mentioned that efficient building materials, efficient appliances, and solar panels will likely be involved to adopt the plan. Perkins also mentioned that the decision was made to service Northern California residents, known for actively seeking buildings with higher energy efficiency. Know of an organization in your area that’s stepping to the plate when it comes to beating energy efficiency standards? Send us a comment. Looking to lower your heating and water bills? Our certified contractors specialize in installation, windows, solar energy, flooring, and more. Contact us to receive your free estimate. Links: Home builders group pledges to halve energy consumption by 2020