A Performance-Oriented Approach to Desert Green

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Having had a couple years to attune themselves to California?s Green Building Standards Code, which is set to segue from voluntary to mandatory on January 1, building professionals throughout the state have implemented a number of strategies to manage compliance issues. One group of contractors, the Desert Building Performance Alliance, was recently formed in the Coachella Valley to help assure the area?s buildings are code-compliant and operating as efficiently as possible.

The desertBPA, as it is known, bills itself as a professional contractor training program and community outreach network ? a resource for homeowners who might qualify for weatherization work through the Department of Energy?s Weatherization Assistance Program as well as for homeowners whose newly installed air conditioning or heating system is ready for the required testing by a Home Energy Rating System inspector.