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Thermal Mass

Thermal mass is a phrase one hears often in our corner of the industry, due to the fact that when properly used, it can significantly increase the efficiency of a...

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Lobby Day for Affordable Housing

The California Housing Consortium brought in Senate Pro Tem Senator Steinberg, Senator Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and the heads of HCD and CalFHA to talk about the critical bills...

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Multi-Family Housing And Solar

The massive solar array that seemingly floats over the new affordable housing building at 7th and H in downtown Sacramento is composed of 680 solar PV (photovoltaic) panels that...

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Living In An Mogavero-Designed Eco-Urban House

I was a happy, dedicated Davis resident, who thoroughly enjoyed the bicycle paths, greenbelts and kid-centric culture but my wife, daughter and I moved to West Sacramento for one...

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Natural Ventilation: UCD Tercero Student Housing Phase Two

Solar chimneys in 2000 year old structures throughout the Middle East served as a historical precedent for a natural ventilation system to cool the UC Davis Tercero Student Housing project....

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How To Specify Galvanized Steel So That It Looks Good

We use uncoated galvanized steel as a sustainable finish in many of our projects. It is sustainable because galvanizing produces a durable, no maintenance finish with a sixty-year plus...

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Excellent Street Redevelopment in West Sacramento

We have the fortune of currently working on two great redevelopment infill projects in West Sacramento. As a result, we are working in the area where the City has...

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Regulating development: Episode One

After years of building projects and years of advocacy for better planning for our regional community, I wonder whether the classic notion of “urban planning” is a workable format...

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Construction begins on affordable housing project in Live Oak, California

Maple Park is the first affordable housing project to be completed in Live Oak in over 20 years. 30 post World War II duplexes were demolished to make way for...

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Governor Brown must focus on the real cause of cities’ ills

While mayor of Oakland, Gov. Jerry Brown attempted to jump-start the construction of substantial new housing downtown. He found it tough going for many reasons, including challenges brought under...