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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 water at the same time.  Implement smart irrigation design, automatic sprinklers, and comprehensive operation techniques to make your irrigation more efficient. 

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 large companies to individual homeowners, and everywhere in between

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 how conducive the building may be for alternative energy. Converting to solar can save thousands of dollars annually but requires a significant initial cash outlay. Solar power is a big expenditure that brings big benefits: you’re not just reducing your carbon footprint, you’re also ultimately increasing the property’s value and the value of individual units and reducing the property’s energy bills forever.

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 can be a big problem. Find out how to create standards for your community to follow for window installations, to ensure consistency in the style and appearance of your association

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 managers and board members, green initiatives offer practical, long-term benefits in cost. Check out these ideas for moving your community into the eco-friendly era

§714.1 - Solar Energy System Installation Restrictions

 Notwithstanding Section 714, any association, as defined in Section 1351, may impose reasonable provisions which:

§714 - Solar Energy Systems

  1. Any covenant, restriction, or condition contained in any deed, contract, security instrument, or other instrument affecting the transfer or sale of, or any interest in, real property, and any provision of a governing document, as defined in subdivision (j) of Section 1351, that effectively prohibits or restricts the installation or use of a solar energy system is void and unenforceable.


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