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2019 Local Energy Ordinances

In preparation for the January 1, 2020 effective date of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, the California Codes and Standards Reach Codes Program provides technical support to jurisdictions that wish to adopt a local energy ordinance (reach code). The program facilitates adoption and implementation of the code by providing resources such as cost-effectiveness studies, model language, sample findings, and other supporting documentation.

When you download a file, be sure to select “Yes, email me local codes news.” to receive notifications when new versions of the studies are released or new resources become available.

The cost-effectiveness analyses and reports below support ordinances that require residential new construction and nonresidential new construction projects to exceed the 2019 minimum state code requirements.

2019 Residential New Construction Cost-effectiveness Study

2019 Nonresidential New Construction Cost-effectiveness Study

2020 Vision: Reach Codes Best Practices Workshops

2019 New Construction Cost-effectiveness Studies

2019 New Construction Model Ordinance Overview

2019 Fuel-Neutral Model Ordinance Language

2019 Electric-Preferred Model Ordinance Language

Appendix 1: Compliance Values

Appendix 2: Electric-Readiness Supplement - Low-Rise Residential

Appendix 3: Electric-Readiness Supplement - Nonresidential

Appendix 4: AC Units Heat Pump Ready Supplement

Appendix 5: Electric Heat Compliance Supplement

Appendix 6: Low-Rise Prescriptive Summary Tables

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®), Southern California Gas Company, and Southern California Edison Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission and in support of the California Energy Commission.
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