Title 24 2022: Carbon Based Energy Codes for California?

In a workshop this October, the CEC released a set of working presentations about efforts underway to re-shape energy codes and standards for California building codes. With a rapidly changing planet and massive deployment of renewable energy which are changing the very shape of the energy grid, building codes and
Title 24 2022: Carbon Based Energy Codes for California?

A Journey Towards Zero: Transitioning Zero Energy Designs into Zero Energy Operations

Straight talk with Chuck Mignacco, Senior Manager of Campus Facility at one of the world’s most sustainable museums….. the Exploratorium.  Back in September 2012, the Exploratorium announced its goal to be become the largest zero net energy (ZNE) museum in the U.S., if not in the world. After opening their
A Journey Towards Zero: Transitioning Zero Energy Designs into Zero Energy Operations

What is Net Zero Energy and What Definition to Use and When

Commercial buildings are getting a lot of attention recently to improve their energy use and become more sustainable in their operations. Terms like Net Zero Energy are becoming talking points for developers, cities, corporations and even states (CA). The popularity of commercial building energy efficiency and renewable technology deployment does
What is Net Zero Energy and What Definition to Use and When

OpenStudio, the Energy Modeling Software We Need

Having used energy modeling software for years I believe the majority of tools used today are not preparing energy consultants for the future to come. Performance based energy estimates, such as predicting measurable energy use or net zero energy, require a skilled workforce with tools capable of simulating options as
OpenStudio, the Energy Modeling Software We Need

Commissioning Systems Beyond LEED and Code: Unlock True Value in Construction

Congratulations to Workday on the grand opening on May 13th of their new 6 story, 410,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters in Pleasanton, CA. It is truly an impressive building! As the Commissioning Agent on the project, I can honestly say that it was one of the most positive experiences I’ve had on the job.   On the Workday project, the systems and equipment we commissioned went beyond the
Commissioning Systems Beyond LEED and Code: Unlock True Value in Construction

Title 24, 2019 Your Greatest Ideas Turned into Codes

We had the opportunity to present on one of our favorite topics: CA Code Change. We hope the local North Bay redwood empire and Sacramento ASHRAE chapters enjoyed the show. Title 24 2019 Part 6 – Your Greatest Ideas Turned Into Code Change from Red Car Analytics Every 3 years,
Title 24, 2019 Your Greatest Ideas Turned into Codes

Red Car Analytics: Integrating High Performance Design to Operations

We are at six months into our company and I can honestly say what a fantastic idea this was. No day is without its challenges, however the opportunity to directly support our clients and do great work makes it all worthwhile. In our consulting practice we are focused on providing
Red Car Analytics: Integrating High Performance Design to Operations

Cheers to New Adventures

We are excited to announce our new company to the world, Red Car Analytics! We are a team of passionate building performance engineers and consultants who believe the built environment can design better, build better, and operate better. With a focus on great people, forward thinking methods, and a bit
Cheers to New Adventures
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