Sunday, March 18, 2012

CEC Releases Draft Language of Building Energy Code Update for Public Comment

According to the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), the California Energy Commission (CEC) has prepared draft language for its update to the state building energy code.

The draft represents a 30 percent energy savings over the current 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES).

On February 24, the draft was made available for a 45-day public comment period. Public hearings in Sacramento are slated for March 12, 13, and 15 as needed. The full CEC adoption hearing is scheduled for April 11.

The targeted date for final adoption is October 2012 with the standards becoming effective on January 1, 2014.