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Santa Barbara Launches Community Choice Energy Program 

Clean Choice Energy Coming in October: In October, local Santa Barbara residents will have access to Community Choice Energy. The inception of this program began in 2002. California ratified Assembly Bill 117, which gave local authorities the power to build renewable...

How to get a Certificate of Occupancy CA

What is a COO?: Most builders and contractors understand the bottom line in their construction projects. That is, their projects need to pass inspection. Then, the department of Building and Safety will grant their Certificate of Occupancy. It authorizes that a...

California Energy Commission 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Updating Energy Code: Every three years, energy efficiency codes are updated to current times. Gradually, California takes steps towards its ultimate goal of carbon neutrality. This August, the CEC has officially finalized their plans for 2022's Energy Codes....
How To Keep Your House Cool in Summer

How To Keep Your House Cool in Summer

Is Peak Season Breaking the Bank?: There are many ways to keep your house cool during summer, which will help regulate your utility bill. During the peak of summer, heat can be brutal. Therefore, being indoors can be one of the only ways to escape. Instead of cranking...

The Art of Minimalism

The Art of Minimalism

Meet the Original Minimalists: The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, are journalists/influencers, who invented the term minimalism as we know it today. Minimalism is not to be confused with art terminology, which became popular in the 1960's....

Do House Plants Help Indoor Air Quality?

Do House Plants Help Indoor Air Quality?

Fact Vs Fiction: As humans separate ourselves from nature to create stable environments, we are also cutting ourselves off from the health benefits of nature. Therefore, we must be sure we aren't cutting nature out of our lives entirely. Fresh air, plants, and...

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