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Windows, Doors & Title 24



With zero energy buildings emerging as the new norm, there’s no doubt that the state of California is leading the way in building energy efficiency. That being said, local ordinances and jurisdictions across the country are choosing to adopt and enforce energy standards for new construction, additions, and alterations that exceed their statewide standards. With mounting concerns over energy consumption, it’s becoming clear that energy efficient homes and buildings are a top priority for more and more regions nationwide. One Step Ahead San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Mateo all have ...

2013 & 2016 Residential Fenestration Compliance Standards Tables



With ambitions to generate net zero energy buildings that make as much energy as they consume, the Title 24 energy codes target several building elements. A key target in the 2013 version are standards affecting residential fenestration. Effective July 1st, 2014, the energy code standards impacting fenestration products were updated in order to reduce energy loss and further enhance building performance. In the 2016 version, residential fenestration performance targets are mostly the same with the exception of a few minor updates to Air Leakage and U-factor. Listed below are the two ...

California Energy Commission Standards Tables



California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards for new construction and alteration of residential and nonresidential buildings are updated approximately every three years. These standards serve as a foundational part of California’s long-term strategy for meeting energy demand and resource conservation. Each update brings the state closer to its goal of Zero Net Energy (ZNE) for newly constructed low-rise residential buildings by 2020 and commercial buildings by 2030. California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards are tailored to California’s 16 climate zones. Under these standards, builders must install a list of mandatory energy efficiency measures ...
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Door Sills
Safety