CALGreen Code for Schools and Community Colleges
Part 11 of the 2010 Title 24 Building Standards Code is the California Green Building Standards Code, also to be known as the CALGreen Code. This is the first statewide green building standards code in the nation. For more information, visit the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) website at www.bsc.ca.gov.
The CALGreen Code is now published and available through the International Code Council at www.iccsafe.org; and is posted online on the CBSC website at www.bsc.ca.gov/Home/CALGreen.aspx.
The CALGreen Code became effective on January 1, 2011.
The DSA will review submittals for compliance with the Green Code at the application intake, as currently done for the California Energy Code. The Project Submittal Checklist form (DSA 3) has been revised to reflect the mandatory measures of the CALGreen code that DSA will review for new campus construction. See the following link for the revised form DSA 3 Project Submittal Checklist (PDF -323 KB).See DSA 3 Instructions (PDF - 226 KB) for detailed instructions on use of this form.
Suggestions on how to comply with the new mandatory measures are outlined in the slide presentation available titled 2010 CALGreen Code Document Guidelines: Recommended ways to comply with the Mandatory Measures (PDF - 295 KB) | (RTF - 165 KB).
GL 4: Project Submittal Guideline for CalGreen Mandatory and Voluntary Measures (PDF - 560 KB) includes the California Green Building Standards Code Application Matrix as a quick reference to the provisions in the CALGreen Code adopted by DSA. Only the mandatory measures will be required for projects submitted to DSA for review on or after January 1, 2011. The voluntary measures are reach-standards, to encourage the design of more sustainable schools and community colleges. In future code cycles, the voluntary measures will be further discussed with stakeholders and some may become mandatory, as deemed appropriate. Refer to the published CALGreen Code (Part 11, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) for the details on each provision outlined in this reference table.