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A Quick Introduction To California’s Green Building Code (CALGreen)

All new construction projects in the state of California must comply with CALGreen guidelines beginning on January 1, 2011. CALGreen is a mandatory statewide code that applies to all new residential and non-residential construction projects in the State of California.

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What Experienced Landscape Architect’s Need To Know To Pass The California Supplemental Exam

What Experienced Landscape Architect’s Need To Know To Pass The California Supplemental Exam Most landscape architect candidates who take the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects are seeking their first license. However, experienced landscape architects who are licensed in another

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What is a WUCOLS?

What is a WUCOLS? WUCOLS is a publication that provides water usage guidance to landscape architects and other landscape professionals. WUCOLS stands for the Water Use Classification of Landscape Species. A group of smart university professors, researchers, and landscape professionals

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Which State Law Regulates Landscape Irrigation In California?

Do you know which state law regulates landscape irrigation in California? Do you know which state law regulates landscape irrigation in California? AB 1881 created the new Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance which changed the way landscape architects design irrigation

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3 Sustainability Rating Systems for the CSE for Landscape Architects

Sustainability Rating Systems For Landscape Architects Do you know about the many sustainability rating systems available for landscape projects today? Sustainability is an important and evolving aspect of our profession. More often than not, landscape architects are part of a

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Three Things a Swing Joint Can Do For Your Project – California Supplemental Exam for Landscape Architects

Three Things a Swing Joint Can Do For Your Project Swing joints are flexible pipe fittings used to attach sprinklers or rotors to an irrigation system. Swing joints have several benefits over traditional rigid risers. Swing joints allow for easy

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Lighting Notes for Landscape Lighting Plans

California Lighting Regulations California regulates the amount of power that exterior lighting on buildings and landscapes can consume. The California Energy Commission developed regulations that are found in chapter 6 of the California Energy Code. The California Energy Code regulations

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12 Days of Quizzes – Day 10: Accessible Landscape Design for the CSE

12 Days of Quizzes Day 10 Well, all the good after Christmas sales are picked over, but we have a brand new quiz to bring you out of the holiday blues. Since the New Year is around the corner, take

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12 Days of Quizzes – Day 8: Regulatory Agencies for the CSE Exam

12 Days of Quizzes Day 8 Merry Christmas!!! New Years is around the corner. If you have a little down time, you may want to prepare for the CSE exam for landscape architects. Grab some Christmas leftovers and test your

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12 Days of Quizzes – Day 7: Wetland Questions for the California Supplemental Exam

12 Days of Quizzes Day 7 Merry Christmas! Hopefully you have a little time to spend with family and friends this holiday season. If you are preparing to take the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects in 2013, you can

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Do You Want to Pass the CSE?

You are in the right place. Learn what you need to pass the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects the first time. This site is dedicated to aspiring landscape architects who want to get a California landscape architect license. I'll share my research for the CSE as I prepare for the exam.

Feel free to submit a question and I'll do my best to answer it here.

Good luck,
John

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