California

seismic resistance

Design Quarterly

Californians urge scrutiny of seismic resistance

Legislation to mandate a statewide inventory of buildings deemed to be potentially vulnerable in a major earthquake awaits the Governor of California's signature to become law.
energy efficiency scores

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Sub-par energy efficiency scores are U.S. norm

Massachusetts and California topped the 2015 rankings, in which 40 U.S. states scored less than half of the 50 available points awarded for energy efficiency initiatives.
water use restrictions

REMI Network

California water use restrictions spur rebates

Beverly Hills is among the jurisdictions that must meet more stringent state-imposed conservation targets due to their previous profligate water use records.