With the world’s fifth-largest economy, California has the ability to influence entire industries through public policy. The state has set the bar for energy-efficient building design since establishing an energy code in 1978 in response to a legislative mandate that the state reduce its energy consumption. The energy code is Part 6 of the state’s Building Standards Code, also known by its regulatory name: Title 24.
With the state’s move toward higher energy efficiency standards, architects and designers face a special challenge of balancing energy efficiency with fire safety when it comes to designing homes, apartment buildings, retail centers and commercial spaces such as hospitals, schools and libraries.
California Title 24 Part 6 2019 Energy Code Updates
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