The following agencies have adopted energy ordinances requiring more stringent energy requirements than those set by California’s Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6). Application materials received from local jurisdictions can be found on the online docket log. To view documents associated with each ordinance, visit the Docket Log (22-BTSD-07 and search for the jurisdiction to locate the associated files. 

Local Ordinances Date
Approved
Topic Ordinance
Number
Encinitas January 25, 2023 Residential Retrofit Efficiency Improvements;
PV for High-Rise and Nonresidential Additions
2022-13
Piedmont January 25, 2023 All-Electric SF NC, Residential Retrofit Efficiency Improvements, PV for Some Additions 766 N.S.

 

Local jurisdictions wishing to enforce locally adopted energy standards must submit an application addressed to the California Energy Commission (CEC) executive director. The application must contain the following documents:

  1. The proposed energy standards (signed and dated adopted ordinance), 
  2. The local jurisdiction’s findings and supporting analyses on the energy savings and cost-effectiveness of the proposed energy standards,
  3. A statement or finding by the local jurisdiction that the local energy standards will require buildings to be designed to consume no more energy than permitted by Title 24, Part 6, and 
  4. Any findings, determinations, declarations or reports, including any negative declaration or environmental impact report, required pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

Questions and complete applications should be submitted to the CEC via email to Danuta Dorzdowicz.

California Statewide Codes & Standards Program
The California Statewide Codes & Standards Program provides cost-effectiveness studies to assist local jurisdictions in considering ordinances that reach beyond the mandatory requirements of the Energy Code.  

BayREN Codes & Standards Program Reach Codes
The BayREN Codes & Standards Program is a joint effort of the Bay Area cities and counties to increase compliance with the California Energy Code and local ordinance development.

3C-REN Reach Code Support
Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) supports San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties to deliver energy-saving programs and industry trainings that help reduce energy use, strengthen local job markets, and support efforts to achieve climate goals.