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Richard Gonser AIA CSI CCCA
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Username: rich_gonser

Post Number: 14
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 08:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Hi to everyone,

I was having a discussion with some of our local architect-specifiers and we thought that a discussion forum specific to California could be useful. Colin has been nice enough to set up this location; so we can post items regarding the local issues for us.

A big issue that will be needing discussiona nd sharing of information will be this new CalGreen code that becomes enforcable January 1st of 2011. Each jurisdiction will have to adopt their own version. Also many of its individual requirements will be requiring interpretations. Sharing the information here will allow many of us to avoid "reinventing the wheel".

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Steven Bruneel, AIA, CSI-CDT, LEED-AP
Senior Member
Username: redseca2

Post Number: 261
Registered: 12-2006

Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 08:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I hope this can also be a forum for "only in California" permit review issues that often bedevil the spec writer from agencies like the OSA or OSHPD.
Richard Gonser AIA CSI CCCA
Senior Member
Username: rich_gonser

Post Number: 16
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 09:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

That is why I asked to get this set up. I'm currently doing DSA work and have done OSHPD is the past.
Jim Sliff
Senior Member
Username: jim_sliff

Post Number: 28
Registered: 08-2010

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 - 01:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

It also affects VOC emissions. The expanded set of definitions for paints/coatings/etc is not identical to SCAQMD Rule 1113, which most of us in SoCal adhere to (and was the most restrictive rule).

Now we need to look at overlapping and conflicting definitions, interpret the language, check the VOC table and specify according to the most restrictive rule.

In reality those of us in the area were aware of CalGreen and have made the appropriate changes, but it may be a long haul for anyone outside of SoCal writing specs for a project here.

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