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Going Green Where It Counts: Your Wallet

Going Green Where It Counts: Your Wallet

Posted on 28. Dec, 2009 by .

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“Sustainable residential design is transforming from a market niche to a widespread set of consumer priorities‚Ķ because consumers realize that going green is good for their wallets.” So sayeth the AIArchitect, official voice of the American Institute of Architects – and they’ve quoted us, along with a slew of other designers and builders.

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Solar Retrofit for Affordable Housing: Case Study

Solar Retrofit for Affordable Housing: Case Study

Posted on 22. Dec, 2009 by .

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One of our Title 24 clients, Okamoto Saijo Architecture, recently completed a  $50M retrofit that included creating a 900-kW PV system that is currently one of the largest affordable-housing solar installations in the world. We interviewed one of the principal architects, Eric Saijo, about how the Crescent Park project went from his perspective. He was actually quite happy with the outcome, and after 4+ years of budgeting, negotiating with utilities, the project is completed.

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