California Building Energy Efficiency


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.