Update and Optimize Your Landscape’s Irrigation System

A lawn is a precious thing, but so is your money. Learn how to make your sprinkler system the best it can be to keep your gardens beautiful while conserving […]

Guide to Solar-Reflective Paints for Energy-Efficient Homes

The growing category of “green”, energy-efficient paints offers both financial and environmental benefits to consumers. By providing a high return on investment, these paints and roof coatings can greatly benefit […]

Convert Your HOA to Solar Power with These Four Steps

HOAs face many options and obstacles when considering whether or not it makes sense to go switch to solar. Condominiums vary by size, shape, zoning, and other factors that determine […]

Are Water Costs Draining Your Association Dry?

Published in the ECHO Journal, June 2008 Water is one of our most precious commodities. Thus water shortages and the threat of mandatory cuts of water usage are large concerns […]

Roofing Technologies For The Green Era

Published in the ECHO Journal, July 2009 Roofing products have taken on an important role as the consciousness for the need to improve our environmental conditions increases. These products can […]

Save Money, Save the Planet

Published in the ECHO Journal, August 2009 If you own a home in today’s unstable financial marketplace, you are vulnerable. Fortunately, each dollar we spend on energy efficiency upgrades adds […]

Installing New Windows in HOAs: Regulations and Best Practices

Homeowners in your association may be interested in upgrading their property to energy efficient windows. However, for HOAs that have not established guidelines in their CC&Rs for window replacement, this […]

Solar and Other Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Examined for HOAs

Your HOA’s board of directors and manager has probably seen tons of articles or flyers from vendors about how you can save taxes by installing solar heating devices, new windows, […]

Eco-Friendly Landscaping in HOAs: Design for Water Conservation

“Go green” might be a rally cry for associations trying to polish their environmentally-friendly image, but moving towards sustainable resources goes beyond minimizing environmental impact and boosting public relations. For […]

§714.1 – Solar Energy System Installation Restrictions

 Notwithstanding Section 714, any association, as defined in Section 1351, may impose reasonable provisions which: Restrict the installation of solar energy systems installed in common areas, as defined in Section […]