Living Building Challenge

Affordable Housing Pilot: Path to Certification

The Living Building Challenge, offered by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), is a green building certification program that promotes environmental sustainability and seeks to improve the health and well-being of building occupants. Continue reading Living Building Challenge

PG&E Energy Center Training

High Performance Building Training

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Pacific Energy Center will host a special series of training offerings to support high-performance residential rebuilding in the North Bay. All classes will be held at the North Coast Builders Exchange, located at 1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. Registration is open now.  Continue reading PG&E Energy Center Training

MUP Announces 2017 Program Results

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Multifamily Upgrade Program (MUP) retrofitted 45 properties in PG&E territory, saving over 5.5 million kWh of electricity and 197,000 therms of natural gas. In terms of greenhouse gas reduction, the savings is equivalent to removing 1,100 cars from the road for a year.

MUP 2017


MUP helps properties raise property values, lower utility bills, and improve living conditions and safety for residents, and there is still funding remaining for projects completing in 2018 or 2019.  Incentives are first come, first-served. Contact us or fill out an interest form today to get started.

Introducing PG&E Multifamily Owner Services

On behalf of PG&E, TRC is offering Multifamily Owner Services, a no-cost single-point-of-contact service for multifamily property owners and managers who are seeking information and resources on: Continue reading Introducing PG&E Multifamily Owner Services

Building Envelope

What is the Building Envelope, and Why is it is so Important to Energy Efficiency?

Simply stated, the building envelope is the physical barrier between the conditioned environment (heated or cooled) and the unconditioned environment. The envelope typically consists of walls and insulation, doors, windows, and roofs. These components work together to keep conditioned spaces comfortable for residents by minimizing the amount of heat transfer between the interior and exterior. Continue reading Building Envelope