2008 California Energy Code
Title 24 Part-6
Energy efficiency reduces energy costs, increases reliability and availability of electricity, improves building occupant comfort, and reduces impacts to the environment. The terms “Energy Code”, “Building Energy Efficiency Standards”, and “Title-24” have become synonyms in common construction language. The Building Energy Efficiency Standards (the Energy Code) was first adopted and put into effect in 1978 and have been updated variably on a three-year cycle. Due to the complexity of the subject material, the adoption and implementation process often trails the stated year of the document. That is why on January 1st, 2010 the 2008 Energy Code went into effect. There are several different volumes of information that make up the Energy Code package as listed below:
- Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Non-residential Buildings - This volume is the actual Energy Code text.
- Residential Compliance Manual - This volume is intended to help owners, designers, builders, inspectors, plans examiners, and energy consultants comply with and enforce the Building Energy Efficiency Standards for low-rise (3 stories or less) residential Buildings.
- Non-residential Compliance Manual - This volume is intended to help owners, designers, builders, inspectors, plans examiners, and energy consultants comply with and enforce the Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Non-residential, High-rise residential and Hotel/Motel buildings.
- Reference Appendices -This volume contains the testing standards and methods as well as the background and support information used throughout the Energy Code package.
- Residential Compliance Forms
- Non-Residential Compliance Forms
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