Tougher Energy Standards Coming for New Construction

Mar 4, 2014

California’s green building codes are already some of the strictest in the nation. And there are sweeping further changes on the way.

    The theme of the educational program at the Construction Technology Expo is “High Performance Buildings—Where We Are Going and How We Get There.” Architect Pete Gage says one part of the answer will be a heightened emphasis on including renewable energy generation in new buildings.

The Expo is being held at the Santa Rosa Veterans Hall on Thursday, March 6. The education program runs from 9 am to 3 pm; the trade show is open 2-6 pm. Admission is free.