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The BUILD Program will provide incentives for the deployment of near-zero-emission building technologies in low-income residential buildings that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions significantly beyond what otherwise would be expected to result from the implementation of the prescriptive standards described in Part 6 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (California Energy Code).
The BUILD Program is currently under development, with program goals to raise awareness of near-zero-emission building technologies and applications, test program and policy designs, and gain practical implementation experience and knowledge.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) initiated rulemaking decision R-19-01-011 to craft a policy regarding the development of low-emissions buildings in California resulting from Senate Bill 1477 (Stern, Chapter 378, Statutes 2018). The rulemaking requires the CPUC to oversee development of two programs, designed to test two specific programmatic approaches to low-emissions buildings. One of these programs is the Building Initiative for Low Emissions Development (BUILD) Program, administered here at the California Energy Commission.