2016 Building Energy Code Updates: What You Need to Know For 2017 & Beyond
On January 1, 2017, California’s latest building energy code updates will take effect. The newest updates to the building standards, known as the 2016 Standards, bring the state one step closer to its ultimate goal of net zero energy use for all new residential buildings by 2020, and all new commercial buildings by 2030.
Over the past couple of years, building code updates have left architects, builders and energy consultants with new challenges and ever-stricter guidelines as they design and build homes that meet California’s aggressive new energy standards.
Setting the ...