2022 Transitions to 2023, ID360 Reflections and Predictions for the New Year

By ID360

2022 brought big changes for our industry including the California Climate Commitment, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the approval of significant changes to CALGreen. As we close out the year, we reflect on these major events as well as offer our thoughts on where the industry is headed in 2023.  Decarbonization  To say everyone is […]

Continuing Education: Why Our Industry Needs and Demands We Stay A Step Ahead

By ID360

With hundreds of thousands of jobs being created through recent federal legislation plus an increased focus on climate action planning and net zero building, our industry is poised for rapid change. These changes come quickly. With an industry in such high demand, employers struggle to keep up and find affordable training options. Yet, continuing education […]

California Leads the Race to Net Zero With The New Climate Measures

By ID360

The California Climate Commitment, a 54 billion-dollar investment towards efforts to combat climate change, has firmly solidified California’s position as number one in the race to net zero. Further bolstering their position, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law bold new legislation on September 16, 2022, that will decrease pollution, provide restrictions for California’s biggest […]

ID360 Announces Enterprise Learning Program for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry

By ID360

Menlo Park, CA, September 28, 2022. ID360, a leading sustainability consulting company, announced today the launch of its expanded Enterprise Learning Program for code compliance professionals, architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, and policymakers. This announcement follows sweeping federal and regional legislative action related to climate change and decarbonization. The Inflation Reduction Act is being hailed […]

ID360 to Develop a Local Reach Code Ordinance for the City of South Lake Tahoe

By ID360

21st of September, 2022, ID360, a leading sustainability, and decarbonization consulting company, has been selected by the City of South Lake Tahoe to support the policy development and adoption of a local energy reach code ordinance for new residential and commercial constructions.   The City of South Lake Tahoe is in a continued state of economic growth […]

The Inflation Reduction Act and What it Means for Decarbonization and Building Electrification

By ID360

The Inflation Reduction Act is being hailed as the most significant climate legislation in U.S. history with $369 billion in climate-related spending. The climate provisions are projected to reduce America’s carbon emissions by nearly 40% by 2030.  Many of the provisions will directly impact consumers in terms of clean energy tax credits, rebates, and other […]

Sustainable Building Materials: What you need to know

By ID360

Construction materials can carry significant environmental impacts. Certain materials can deplete natural resources and contribute to habitat destruction. The extraction and acquisition of raw materials can also lead to serious environmental harm. Sustainable materials are often broken out into three categories:  Natural Materials These are materials that occur naturally and can generally be safely disposed […]

ID360 to Develop a Local Building Electrification Reach Code Ordinance for the City of Agoura Hills

By ID360

Menlo Park, CA, June 07, 2022. ID360, a leading sustainability consulting company, announced today they have been selected by the City of Agoura Hills to support the design and implementation of a local green building ordinance focused on electrification.   The City of Agoura Hills is in a continued state of economic growth and development opportunity […]

PCBs and California Building Regulations

By ID360

Working on the demolition of structures in California built between 1950 and 1980 requires careful attention to Polychlorinated Biphenyls or PCBs. PCBs are considered a legacy pollutant and consist of materials such as caulk, thermal or fiberglass insulation, adhesive mastics, and rubber window gaskets. PCBs are extremely harmful to our environment and historically stormwater serves […]

Climate Change Impact of Construction Waste and Material Management 

By ID360

Construction and demolition (C&D) materials are generated when new buildings are constructed or when existing buildings are renovated or demolished. C&D materials often contain bulky, heavy materials such as concrete, asphalt, metals, and bricks.  600 million tons of C&D debris were generated in the United States in 2018 and demolition represents more than 90 percent […]

Resilient Building Design: For Now & For the Future

By ID360

Resiliency means the ability to endure. In green building, this translates to designing and building for longevity, withstanding extreme weather, and consideration for social equity.  In recent years, resilient building has become the response to major environmental stressors. It is about building in harmony with the environment but also about how community wellness is affected. […]

Charging Vehicle Infrastructure: What California Cities Need to Know

By ID360

We recently attended the League of California Cities annual City Managers Conference. There were many topics on the agenda, however, conversations steered to preparedness and concern for municipalities’ ability to deploy and manage the influx of funding from the massive national infrastructure package. In particular, the expansive vehicle charging infrastructure.  The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes […]