31 May '12, 8pm

New California building code to slash energy bills by billions

New California building code to slash energy bills by billions

Today the California Energy Commission voted 4-0 to adopt new energy efficiency standards for residential and commercial buildings in California. This move will update the existing 2013 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards, also known as Title 24. As a result, new construction buildings in California as well as major alterations and additions to existing buildings will be amongst the most energy efficient in the nation when the new rules take effect on January 1, 2014. Thanks to these standards, owners and tenants will be assured of having new buildings that sip rather than gulp energy when providing heating & cooling, lighting, or hot water. According to the CEC estimates, Californians can expect energy savings of 25 percent for homes, 30 percent for commercial buildings, and 14 percent for low rise multifamily buildings. While we are awaiting the final numbers...

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