Created in 1978 by the California Building standards Commission in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California’s energy consumption. Title 24 utilizes energy efficient technologies to provide California with an adequate, reasonably priced, environmentally sound supply of energy.
The 2013 standards took effect on July 1st, 2014, and are estimated to increase the energy efficiency of commercial buildings by 30%. This is achieved through the use of more comprehensive lighting controls and the requirement for acceptance testing to ensure lighting systems are operating properly.
California’s driving innovation through adopting new requirements towards energy efficiency every three years. By embracing the Green initiative and implementing lighting controls, a number of benefits are realized.
- California’s per capita electricity use is about 40% lower
- Lower energy costs
- Reliable electrical services
- Improves comfort and employee moral
- Reduces impact to the environment
“Blue area represents 30% energy savings through lighting controls”
California Energy Commission
- For nearly 35 years, the California Energy Commission has saved Californians more than $66 billion in energy costs through its standards for energy-efficient buildings and appliances. These standards have improved windows, lighting, air conditioning and insulation while reducing green house gas emissions by more than 250 million metric tons.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Building Energy Efficiency Standards.
Summary of Major Changes from 2008
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