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Orange County Investing in Solar Power

Through a public-private partnership with the County of Orange, PsomasFMG is providing a turnkey solar solution, set to reduce the County’s consumption of traditional electricity.  PsomasFMG arranged for project financing free of upfront costs to the County, and is managing the installation of the 3.3 megawatt project. More »

Update on LEED Version 4

The United States Green Building Council announces delays to the approval of their new rating system.  For the past 3 years a new rating system has been in development.  It was previously named LEED 2012 with the anticipation of it being released in 2012.  On June 4th the announcement came that with the delayed rollout of the new system, anticipated approval now in June 2013, it will now be renamed LEEDv4. More »

Los Angeles Section Centennial Celebration

Seven years ago I started preaching to my colleagues at work about sustainability and Green Building. I provided training for Green Design and encouraged all to study and take the test to be LEED Accredited Professionals. More »

Build Your Own Rain Barrel

At a recent ASCE lunch, Eric Strecker provided an overview of the new Stormwater permit requirements for Orange County. The lunch was informative and entertaining as the audience grappled with the reality that preparation of Water Quality Management Plans or WQMPs just got a lot more difficult and a lot more expensive. More »

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