The California Green Building Standards Code—Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations, known as CALGreen is the first-in-the-nation mandatory green building standards code. In 2007, CBSC developed green building standards in an effort to meet the goals of California’s landmark initiative AB 32, which established a comprehensive program of cost-effective reductions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to 1990 levels by 2020.

CBSC has the authority to propose CALGreen standards for nonresidential structures that include, but are not limited to, new buildings or portions of new buildings, additions and alterations, and all occupancies where no other state agency has the authority to adopt green building standards applicable to those occupancies.

calgReen Codes

Below are the links to read only versions of the CALGreen Code available on the International Code Council's website. To purchase the code, visit the CODES page.
PART 11–California Green Building Standards Code

CALGreen Code Guide

Below are links to the published CALGreen guides from the code publisher's International Code Counsel website. The links will direct you to a read only version. 
To purchase the guides, visit the CODES page.  

 

CalGreen Checklist

Below is the link to the extracted checklists published in the 2019 CALGreen code and in the 2019 supplement.

Coming Soon (Contact CBSC for a copy)

  • 2019 Mandatory Checklist extracted from the 2019 CALGreen Code
  • 2019 Mandatory Checklist extracted from the 2019 CALGreen Code Supplement—effective July 1, 2021
  • 2019 Tier 1 Checklist extracted from the 2019 CALGreen Code
  • 2019 Tier 1 Checklist extracted from the 2019 CALGreen Code Supplement—effective July 1, 2021
  • 2019 Tier 2 Checklist extracted from the 2019 CALGreen Code
  • 2019 Tier 2 Checklist extracted from the 2019 CALGreen Code Supplement—effective July 1, 2021
 

In partnership with the California Building Officials (CALBO), the International Code Council (ICC) offers a CALGreen Certification Exam that is intended to validate the competency of inspectors and plan reviewers on their understanding and ability to implement the provisions of CALGreen. The CALGreen Inspector/Plans Examiner certification exam covers such topics as general requirements of CALGreen, residential building systems, and non-residential building systems. The certification is offered via computer-based testing.

 

This video is an overview of the non-residential code regulations found in the Calilfornia Green Building Standards Code commonly known as CALGreen. *************************************************************

HCD's CALGreen Webpage

Access the Department of Housing and Community Development's (HCD) CALGreen webpage for information about their contributions to CALGreen as it pertains to residential occupancies.

DSA's CALGreen Webpage

Access the Division of the State Architect's (DSA) CALGreen Code Development webpage to view their on-going contributions to CALGreen as it relates to schools and other occupancies regulated by DSA.