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Dramatic Second-Story Addition: Another Tough Compliance Problem Solved

Dramatic Second-Story Addition: Another Tough Compliance Problem Solved

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 by .

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In early October, I got a call from Steven House of House+House Architects. They were doing a remodel in Marin and needed our Title 24 energy services. House+House is an award-winning firm whose focus is mainly single-family custom home design. Their work  is characterized by a daring contemporary sensibility, and they have a large body of work both within California and also in Mexico.

So what do daring designs have to do with Title 24 energy compliance? Well, they need a lot of special attention because they often feature expansive windows to celebrate the crisp and brilliant California sunshine, and in the North Bay area, they let in gorgeous views as well. Vaulted ceilings, also a common design feature, can require special attention to the roof assembly to ensure that there’s enough space to fit the necessary amount of insulation.

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