Codes & Standards
California's new nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards take effect on January 1, 2017. The 2016 Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings. California's Standards now align with ASHRAE 90.1 2013 standards and include more stringent lighting power density limits for many indoor and outdoor spaces. Updates enhance and simplify many aspects of the 2013 requirements including indoor lighting control requirements for new construction and alterations.
California's new residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards take effect on January 1, 2017. The 2016 Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings. The most significant efficiency improvements address attics, walls, water heating and lighting. The California Energy Commission estimates that the 2016 standards will deliver approximately 281 gigawatt-hours of electricity savings annually and reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 160,000 metric tons.
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Energy Education Center - Irwindale
6090 N. Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA 91702
This intermediate level class is for energy consultants who will learn about identifying key nonresidential building standards and compliance options for new construction, alterations and additions, compliance related documents, and the importance of staying up to date on compliance codes.
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
This class was created to demystify the lighting and daylighting guidelines for retail in the current Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for design, building and energy-efficiency professionals.