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California's Title 24 energy code defines the "worst building you can legally build." As California drives towards more efficient buildings, the worst building has gotten a lot better! But codes are never a replacement for good design, and the need for integrated design solutions and early energy planning has never been greater.

Contract values for building construction starts in the San Diego metropolitan region continue to struggle in keeping pace with 2014, held back by sharp declines in nonresidential building despite some year-over-year improvement in the residential sector.

Business and professional groups plan a range of activities this week.

(AP) -- A 19th century Marin County mansion has sold for $47.5 million.

Come spring of 2016, Santee’s Magnolia Avenue will have a new bloom: the Santee Station development.

The U.S. Green Building Council has certified the new Central Plant at UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center as a LEED Gold building, the first stand-alone medical center energy plant to achieve this distinction.

(AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped this week to their lowest levels since May, in a week marked by turmoil in global markets that was stoked by economic developments in China.

With each passing day, San Diego-based Sudberry Properties’ 230-acre Civita development at the northern end of Mission Valley looks less like the rock quarry it has been emerging from, and more like a community.

Solana Beach-based Concordia Homes continues to process plans for Safari Highlands Ranch, a 550-home development on a 1,098-acre site north in Escondido of San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Construction companies are doing more with less, which has led some of the more established contractors to be cautiously optimistic about the industry’s challenges moving forward, according to public and private sector executives at a recent roundtable discussion held at The Daily Transcript.

A multimillion-dollar, school-owned student housing project for San Diego Christian College in Santee remains in the planning and preparation stages.

(AP) -- A shortage of condominiums in downtown Los Angeles has prompted the owner of a landmark Art Deco-style apartment tower to convert 74 units.

The restoration and expansive redevelopment of Horton Plaza won’t be completed in time for the 105th anniversary in October of both its iconic fountain’s unveiling and the grand opening of the historic U.S. Grant Hotel across the street ­-- as was planned just a few months ago -- but officials still hope to celebrate its public re-opening by sometime in December.

For Dr. Scott Lippman, director of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center, the future for research and treatment is bright thanks to two significant expansion projects on the local horizon.

Despite some opposition from the community and a delayed start, Minneapolis, Minn.-based Target has set the opening of a TargetExpress in South Park for Oct. 7.

If you ever thought skydiving was too expensive or dangerous, then Airborne San Diego might have the solution for you.

Bankers Hill is home to some of the most sought-after property in San Diego, and developers are banking on the area’s desirability and sweeping views with continued construction of luxury residential projects featuring high-end amenities and indoor-outdoor components.

A number of apartment projects are being built in the city of San Diego, ranging from high-density luxury high-rises to smaller-scale affordable housing.

A few years ago, when Andy Berg first sat down with The Daily Transcript for an executive roundtable discussion, the mood was gloomy but there was hope for a better future.

With the first phase of construction for a new indoor shooting range facility at the Navy’s Silver Strand Training Complex South completed in March, work on phase two kicked off in July.

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