If you are a California native, you might be familiar with the term ‘Title 24’. California is very aware of energy waste because of the power crisis. The California Energy Commission is responsible for regulating energy standards throughout the state. Their goal is to protect the environment, safeguard residents, and save resources. Title 24 codes are mandates that specifically relate to new and altered Real Estate. These codes ensure that commercial and residential construction adhere to efficiency guidelines. Otherwise, builders could use harmful products or install systems unsafely.
That way, codes stay up to date with the most recent technologies and information. It’s also important to take gradual steps in reducing energy consumption, if California is to reach their zero-net goal by 2050. So who is responsible for keeping up with these codes? There are a number of different players involved. Title 24 consultants fill out and submit compliance paperwork. Architects are responsible for efficient designs. HERS Raters perform the efficiency tests. In a constantly evolving field it’s important to choose knowledgable experts.
2019 Code Cycle
If the permits for your project were pulled after January 2020, then the 2019 code cycle applies. Hospitals are no longer excluded in this new update. Following California’s downward energy trends, we see a decrease in the allotted lighting allowance. Residential homes are expected to decrease overall consumption by about seven percent, while commercial buildings will average thirty percent less energy. Other changes involve improvements in indoor air quality and various equipment. Learn more from the CEC’s website directly.
At BarrierEnergy, our certified HERS Raters are always up to date on the newest information and certifications. Our team has been in the business for over ten years, and are now are 2019 certified. We want your construction project to be as quick and easy as possible. For questions about your home improvement or construction project, reach out to one of our experts today.