Hopefully the start of a trend.
California is poposing that all new homes will produce as much energy as they consume by 2020. How will they do this? Through advanced insulation and solar power systems as well as requiring utilities to offer financial incentives that lower the cost of energy-efficient structures.
We think the biggest challenge will be in builders changing their process and the way they go about construction. If our renovation experience is any indication, adopting a new way of doing things is easier said than done.
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