Title 24, Section 6
Energy Efficiency Standards for
Residential and Nonresidential Buildings
The state building standards mandate energy efficiency measures in new
construction. Since being first established in 1977, the building
energy standards (along with standards for energy efficiency in
appliances) have helped Californians save more than $11.3 billion in
electricity and natural gas costs. The standards are updated every three
years to allow new energy efficiency technologies to be considered.
Printed copies of Title 24, Part 6 are available from the Energy
Commission's publications unit by calling: 916-654-5200. Questions
about the energy standards should be addressed to the Commission's Energy Efficiency Hot Line by
calling, 916-654-4058 or toll free in California 800-772-3300.
Copies of the Title 24 compliance forms for both residential and nonresidential
construction and the residential and nonresidential manual are also available on line.