2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
Commissioner: Andrew McAllister
About Docket #2014-BSTD-01
The California Energy Commission is opening a public process and rulemaking proceeding to adopt changes to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 24, Part 6 (also known as the California Energy Code), and associated administrative regulations in Part 1 (collectively referred to here as the Standards). The updated standards will be proposed for adoption in 2015 with an effective date of January 1, 2017.
The California Energy Commission staff will conduct workshops to present potential revisions to the Standards and obtain public suggestions and comment. The scope, time, and date of these workshops will be publicly noticed.
Interested parties should be aware the California investor-owned utilities (IOUs) and some publicly owned utilities (PUCs) conduct the statewide Codes and Standards programs through rate payer funds. To support the 2016 revisions to the Standards, the IOUs and POUs are conducting a number of Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Initiatives. These Initiatives address areas of potential change to the Standards that show promise, based on the results of utility research, and the success of incentive programs and document the potential energy savings, cost implications, and specific approaches. Although outside the scope of the Energy Commission's rulemaking proceeding for the 2016 Standards, these Initiatives are important. The California Energy Commission expects the IOUs and POUs to engage building industry stakeholders throughout the development of the CASE Initiatives so that these initiatives will be adequately vetted with affected stakeholders prior to proposing potential revisions to the Standards. To participate in this development process contact Cathy Chappelle at cchappell @ trcsolutions.
Organizations and individuals may also propose new measures. Go to the public participation page for more information.
For questions about the 2016 Standards program proceedings, please call the Energy Standards Hotline.
For members of the news media, please contact the Media and Public Communications Office at 916-654-4989.