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  • ENERGY CODE UPDATE STARTS FINAL STAGE

    Posted: April 2, 2012 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments

    The California Energy Commission (CEC) has moved out of the informal process and has now started formal proceedings to update California’s energy efficiency building standards.

    The CEC kicked-off the formal proceeding by conducting two full days of hearings early last week. CEC staff covered each of the proposed changes to the standards for all new commercial and residential buildings. There is also a host of changes being proposed for additions and alterations to existing buildings.

    The CEC plans to release formal “15-Day Language” on April 11 and they hope to have the new regulations adopted at their May 9 Business Meeting. These regulations would then go before the Building Standards Commission for approval later in the year. If the CEC stays on its time schedule, these new standards will apply to buildings for which the permit application is submitted to a local building department on or after January 1, 2014.

    Industry representatives have expressed great concern with the proposed standards and the overall level of increased stringency and related cost being proposed by the Commission.

    Click here for all the documents related to this proceeding.



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