THE 2019 CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE THE 2019 CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE
CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 24, PART 1, CHAPTER 10, and PART 6 (2019 CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE)
California Energy Commission DOCKET NO. 17-BSTD-02 January 19, 2018
(Deadline for Comments: 05MAR18)
2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle.
The 2019 Standards will continue to improve upon the 2016 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings.
The 2019 Standards will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
Overview Summary of the Effect of the Proposed Regulations
The 2019 Standards focus on three key areas: proposing new requirements for installation of solar photovoltaics for newly constructed low-rise residential buildings; updating current ventilation and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) requirements, including references to ASHRAE 62.1 and 62.2; and extending Title 24 Part 6 to apply to healthcare facilities.
The 2019 standards also propose several smaller improvements in energy efficiency, such as efficiency standards for laboratory fume hoods, that are described in greater detail.
In addition to updating the Standards in Title 24 Parts 1 and 6, the Energy Commission is also proposing updates to the CALGreen energy efficiency provisions in Title 24, Part 11, in a separate, parallel rulemaking.