Changes to California’s building energy codes are described in the state’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards, often called Title 24, Part 6. These changes became effective January 1, 2017, and may affect both residential and business customers.
Building energy codes help to ensure that building construction and installations achieve a minimum level of energy efficiency for both residential and nonresidential buildings.
Increased energy efficiency results in the following benefits:
Title 24, part 6 is the specific building energy code standard in California.
Building energy code standards are updated at times to allow for incorporation of new energy-efficiency advancements and methods.
Updates to Title 24, Part 6 could result in changes to rebates our customers may receive. These changes could affect any future energy-efficiency projects.
For residents, efficiency improvements for windows, envelope insulation and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system testing could result in modification to available rebates.
For businesses, efficiency improvements for lighting controls, windows, HVAC equipment and building commissioning could result in modification to available rebates.
If you plan to apply for rebates with PG&E, consider the following information:
To learn more about rebate modifications, contact:
You can take advantage of modifications to rebates in any of the following ways:
The California Building Standards Commission created Title 24 in 1978. Title 24 strives to:
These standards are updated by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to include new energy-efficiency methods. You can find changes to Title 24 requirements in Part 6 of the California Building Standards Code.
Title 24, Part 6 is designed to improve energy efficiency, which can result in the following benefits:
Title 24, Part 6 changes may impact projects that include the following types of products:
For more information on identifying building energy code requirements under Title 24, Part 6, visit Energy Code Ace – Trigger Sheets.
For additional information about Title 24, Part 6, building professionals can access the following resources: