Design and Build: Resilient and Responsible

Current California building codes are far superior to older codes and improve upon:

Fire Safe Design through

  • Fire resistive materials

    • Class A Roofing

    • Dual paned, tempered exterior windows

    • Ignition resistant exterior doors

  • Enclosed roof/attic crawlspace assemblies

  • Defensible space

 

Title 24 Energy Conservation

  • Energy efficient windows

  • Energy efficient appliances

  • Energy efficient wall and roof design

  • Efficient Water Heating

  • Efficient HVAC

 

Fire Sprinklers required for all new dwellings

 

CalGreen requirements

  • Low VOC building materials

  • Solar Ready

  • Electric Vehicle charging ready

  • Water conserving plumbing fixtures

  • Water efficient landscaping (MWELO)

 

Resilient and Responsible

  • Low Energy Design, passive design strategies

  • Exterior Fire protective systems

  • Reduce combustible materials near home

  • Firesafe landscaping

  • Fencing and decks

  • Gray water systems for irrigation or toilet flushing

  • Accessory Dwelling units – provides for additional housing unit on parcel for multigenerational housing or rental opportunity

 

FAQ:

County of Ventura Building and Safety Division - Rebuilding 

County of Ventura Building and Safety Division - Debris Removal FAQ 

County of Ventura Building and Safety Division FAQ

 

References:

Community Environmental Council – Ashes to Opportunity

Video - Burning down the house - how losing everything can set you free: Andi O'Conor at TEDxCU (“Ctrl” Click to view)

Santa Barbara Rebuild Videos:

 

 

Architects:

The Building Industry Association Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter

350 South Bixel Street
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 797-5994

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