That’s 12 percent of the 49,600 homes KB Home sold in that period.
The new energy standards add about ,000 to ,000 to the construction costs compared with homes built to the 2006 code, said C. Herro, Meritage’s vice president of environmental affairs.
“Zero net energy isn’t enough,” said Andrew Mc Allister, one of five state energy commissioners voting on the new homebuilding standards.
If approved as expected, solar installations on new homes will skyrocket.OBP provides a wide array of awareness products—including cards, posters, checklists, guides, videos, briefings, and applications—designed to share counter-IED awareness information to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate bombing incidents.For questions on OBP training or awareness products, please email the Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) at [email protected] Watt, a homebuilder and design consultant, said those added costs – on top of other building mandates like fire sprinklers – are pushing home prices further out of reach for many buyers.Environmentalists, however, praised the new standards. “The technology is developing so fast, we think the timeline was a bit slow,” said Kathryn Phillips, director of Sierra Club California.See a list of the counter-IED training courses offered by OBP.OBP also maintains catalogs of counter-IED preparedness training and education resources that are provided directly by the federal government or are federally sponsored.Just 15 percent to 20 percent of new single-family homes built include solar, according to Bob Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association.“California is about to take a quantum leap in energy standards,” Raymer said.The minimum size of panel systems are dictated by the size of the homes.In late 2016, Fremont — home of Tesla’s electric vehicle manufacturing plant — also required new residential and commercial developments to be “EV ready.” As a result, a new single-family home in most cases needs a large specialized outlet and a dedicated circuit in the garage so a resident can plug in an electric vehicle charger, said Rachel Di Franco, the city’s sustainability manager.