Energy Efficiency

The California Energy Commission (CEC) updates the Energy Code every three years. On August 11, 2021, the CEC adopted the 2022 Energy Code. In December, it was approved by the California Building Standards Commission for inclusion into the California Building Standards Code. The 2022 Energy Code encourages efficient electric heat pumps, establishes electric-ready requirements for new homes, expands solar photovoltaic and battery storage standards, strengthens ventilation standards, and more. Buildings whose permit applications are applied for on or after January 1, 2023, must comply with the 2022 Energy Code.

 

REQUIRED FORMS

Residential:

CF1R Alt-Re-roof Form

CF1R HVAC Form

CF1R Water Heater Form (Instructions)

CF1R Window Replacement Form (Instructions)

CF1R Window Addition Form (Instructions)

CF1R Insulation Form (Instructions)

CF2R Lighting Form

CF1R HVAC Form

Commercial:

NRCC-SAB-E Solar and Battery Form

NRCC-MCH-01-E-Mechanical Systems Form

NRCC-ENV-E Re-Roof Form

NRCC-ELE-E Electrical Power Distribution Form

NRCC-CXR-E Building Commissioning Form

 

INFORMATION

2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Water Heating Efficiency Guide

Split System HVAC Efficiency Requirements

Energy Code Ace

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