Title 24 refers to a set of building energy efficiency standards in the state of California, United States. The title is part of the California Code of Regulations and is officially known as the California Building Standards Code, Title 24. The standards were established to promote energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in new construction and major renovations of residential and non-residential buildings.
A Title 24 report, also known as a Title 24 energy compliance report, is a documentation that demonstrates compliance with the energy efficiency requirements outlined in Title 24. Building designers, architects, and contractors are required to submit this report to local building departments as part of the permitting process for new construction or significant alterations to existing buildings.
The Title 24 standards cover a wide range of aspects related to energy efficiency, such as building insulation, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, lighting, water heating, and the use of renewable energy sources. The goal of these regulations is to reduce energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance the overall sustainability of buildings in California. Compliance with Title 24 is essential for ensuring that new buildings meet the state’s energy efficiency goals and contribute to a more environmentally friendly future.