Government Regulations Increase Costs, Especially Housing Costs
Homes in San Diego California are twice as expensive as in other states because of government regulations, a recent study concluded by Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University. The study explains why San Diego is in its 10th year of distributing well under 12,000 building permits, which is the San Diego […]
Our four year drought has finally shown Californians that we do not live in a tropical paradise but in a desert. We’ve got to start emulating our neighboring states (Arizona and Nevada) water saving practices. Even better, we should follow the example of Israel who has been dealing with drought since it became a nation. […]
Could you live in a house that bends with the wind? Bamboo is no longer just for your eco-minded floors. Elora Hardy who lives in Bali is making “bespoke bamboo” homes that are not only beautiful, but also bends in the wind. Bamboo is not only a prime sustainable building material but it is ubiquitous. […]
El Nino this Winter? The Real Thing or Another Dud?
If you are a skier, surfer or meteorologist you were most likely disappointed when last winters predicted El Nino never appeared. It felt like an NFL Super bowl was put on, but one of the teams didn’t show! Well, now that we’ve recovered, word is spreading that it’s not only “for real” this time, but […]
Changes to the CA Green Building Standards Code
Changes are being made to improve energy conservation in hot water delivery to plumbing fixtures, to make the installation of grab bars in bathrooms easier, and to make sure maintenance information for solar and car-charging systems is included with the documentation provided to new home buyers. Three (3) changes to CALGreen (Title 24, Part II), […]