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by Jodi Summers In a recently released list of the top 18 distribution markets, five West Coast markets made the cut. Problem is, there isn’t the warehouse space in LA County to accommodate all of the suppliers who would like to be here. Top distribution markets are based on access to ports, rail, freeways and […]

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by Jodi Summers We thought it was the luxury condos being built in the neighborhood driving up the condo prices in downtown Santa Monica, but according to Redfin it’s because the units are greener than almost every other place in the country. Indeed, in 2015, Downtown Santa Monica was 3rd on the list of the […]

by Jodi Summers The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) have launched a residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan to build a self-sustaining market for all new homes to be net-zero energy by 2020. Zero-net-energy buildings produce as much energy as they consume, usually through a mix of high efficiency […]

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by Jodi Summers California’s green protocols will continue to influence green building. January 2017 will see the application of “Title 24,” building energy efficiency standards set forth by the California Energy Commission.  The updated building energy efficiency should cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28% and save consumers $31 a month compared to […]

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by Jodi Summers Before we start the tiny home conversation, let’s a simple point of perspective; a 1-car garage is approximately 200 square feet, a 2-car garage is close to 400 sq.ft. And now, let’s talk about tiny houses…. The tiny house movement is a description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living […]

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by Jodi Summers In November 2013 the U.S. Postal Service announced that it would deliver for Amazon seven days a week. Since then, the Seattle giant has assembled a network of more than 15 facilities where it sorts packages it then trucks to nearby post offices, so letter carriers can take them the rest of […]