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What is Title 24?

Title 24 refers to a set of building energy efficiency standards in the state of California, United States. These standards are established by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and are part of the California Code of Regulations.

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California Green Building Code (CALGreen) – Low impact development

CALGreen – By minimizing peak rain-water runoff, utilizing regional water quality control board mitigation measures locally, and/or utilizing other mitigation methods described above, these laws aim to promote low-impact development. Site that has grayfield or infill. In places with impermeable surfaces, rainfall needs to be managed at a slower rate than in undeveloped areas.

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California Green Building Code (CALGreen) – Indoor Water Use

CALGreen – These actions are intended to cut back on indoor potable water consumption beyond the required flow rates and compliance. The state’s unstable water supply and the likelihood of future population increase and droughts, California may soon run out of water. The provisions take into account how much energy is needed to purify drinking water.

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California Green Building Code (CALGreen) – Heat Island effect

CALGreen – To limit the development of nonroof and roof heat islands in new construction, therefore lowering the energy need for building cooling and regulating ambient temperature. Additionally, Tier 1 and Tier 2 measures for adoption by cities and counties seeking to go above and beyond the minimal statutory criteria for their communities include provisions for cool roof installations.

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California Green Building Code (CALGreen) – Green power

CALGreen – To promote electricity purchases from utilities with a renewable energy portfolio, therefore lowering reliance on carbon-based fuel for energy production and related greenhouse gas emissions. There may be rules that utilities must go by for their customer portfolios or pricing policies to safeguard consumers, but there are no building energy standards.

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