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CALGreen (Title 24, Part 11 of the California Green Building Standards Code) is part of California’s legislative efforts encouraging the design, construction, and sustainability of eco-friendly commercial buildings and facilities throughout the Golden State. At Action Air, our engineers and HVAC technicians are trained under CALGreen and can help you design an energy-efficient heating, cooling, and ventilation system.
We know how critical an energy-efficient HVAC system is to a commercial building’s overall comfort, not to mention its effect on a company’s profit margin. That’s why we use CALGreen guidelines when designing a commercial HVAC system. Let us help you build a sustainable building and cut heating and cooling expenses. Contact Action Air today to learn more about our green HVAC solutions in the San Diego, CA area or to request service!
Sustainable HVAC in California
Since following CALGreen is not mandatory when designing a heating and cooling system for a new commercial building in California, finding a NATE-certified HVAC contractor in San Diego who specializes in the design and construction of CALGreen-qualified HVAC systems can be a difficult task. This not only requires understanding CALGreen, but also knowing each detail of the legislation and how it correlates to your heating and cooling system, and ultimately your eco-friendly commercial building.
We’ll work with you and your architects to design a comfort system that not only keeps you and your employees comfortable in any weather, but also minimizes carbon footprint and environmental impact of your organization—something all businesses in the San Diego metropolitan aim to do.
How Does CALGreen Affect My Commercial Construction Project?
How does CALGreen affect my commercial building? This is a question many business owners ask themselves, but don’t always know the answer to. Under CALGreen, you must:
- Include a written explanation of how the design of the building’s systems (including HVAC systems and controls) meets OPR standards. This is completed during the design phase of the building project.
- Develop a written plan of procedures for testing and adjusting your HVAC system and controls. This includes HVAC balancing, ensuring the HVAC equipment is in accordance with the procedures defined by the Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau National Standards, National Environmental Balancing Bureau Procedural Standards, and more.
- Comply with other California and federal sanctions regarding ozone depletion and greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.
- Not install an HVAC system containing CFCs or Halons. Chlorofluorocarbons (also known as CFCs) and Halons are compounds of carbon, bromine, hydrogen, chlorine, or fluorine and are typically found in gases used in refrigerants and aerosol propellants. Although CFCs are nontoxic and nonflammable, they deplete the ozone once they reach the air’s stratosphere and are a common compound found in GHGs. Halons also contribute to ozone depletion and pose health risks such as throat, eye, and nasal irritation in addition to lightheadedness.
Commercial HVAC Contractor in San Diego
If you’re looking for a commercial HVAC contractor in the San Diego area, then look no further! Action Air has the experience and know-how to design and build an eco-friendly HVAC system under CALGreen regulations.