Green Building Standards Workshop Meeting #2 Notice and Agenda

4. Proposed substantive provisions for nonresidential occupancy's shown in preliminary draft express terms include, but are not limited to:

a. Phased Projects - Clarification

b. Long-Term Bicycle Parking - Clarification

c. Light Pollution Reduction - Exceptions

d. Increase Recycling from 50% to 65% & updating Tier 1 & Tier 2 

e. Commissioning Exceptions and Applicability

f. Nonwater Urinals and Waterless Toilets - New Voluntary Code

g. CALGreen Tier 1 and 2 Scope clarification

5. Other items proposed by state agencies or other stakeholders:

a. Universal Waste - New Proposed requirements - IRS, Inc.*

b. EVSE - Increasing EV parking requirements Mandatory & Voluntary - CARB**

c. Water Conserving Fixtures and Fittings/Commercial Kitchens/Outdoor Water Use - Energy Solutions on behalf of Statewide Electric Utilities Codes & Standards Team - Items 5c-5h

d. Indoor Plumbing Fixture Flow Rates

e. Outdoor Potable Water Use

f. Outdoor Stormwater and Sediment Management

g. Commercial Food Service Equipment-Mandatory

h. Commercial Food Service Equipment-Voluntary

i. Compost & Mulch Requirements - StopWaste

j. Recycled Content - Mandatory & Voluntary - CALRecycle

k. Recycling by Occupants - Organic Waste - CALRecycle

l. Waste Diversion - CALRecycle

m. Indoor Water Use -Metering Faucets - Mandatory - PMI***

n. Indoor Water Use - Voluntary - PMI

*Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.

**California Air Resources Board

***Plumbing Manufacturers International

Meeting Notice and Agenda


Proposed substantive provisions for nonresidential occupancies shown in preliminary draft express terms include, but are not limited to:


Proposed adoption of the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) into the 2016 California Building Code (CBC), Part 2 with amendments 


3a. Chapter 15- Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures - Draft Express Terms

3b. Chapter 19- Concrete, Section 1905 - Draft Express Terms

3c. Chapter 34- Existing Structures - Draft Express Terms


Proposed adoption of  the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) into the 2016 California Existing Building Code, Part 10 with amendments


4a. Chapter 1 - Scope and Administration (for discussion only)

4b. Chapter 2 - Definitions (compare CBC to IEBC definitions)

4c. Chapter 4 - Prescriptive Compliance Method - Draft Express Terms

4d. New location for CBC, Chapter 34, Sections 3417, 3418, 3419, 3420, 3421, 3422 - Draft Express Terms

Code Adoption Cycles

2015 Pre-Cycle Activities

Pre-cycle activities consist of a number of preliminary steps that lead up to formal commencement of the 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle, which resulted in the 2016 California Building Standards Code, Title 24. Those steps included state agency review of the new model codes (e.g. 2015 International Building, Residential, Existing, and Fires Codes, 2015 Uniform Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, and the 2014 National Electrical Code). The state agencies that propose building codes determined what, if any, model codes required California amendments.

During the pre-cycle period, which continued through Spring 2015, proposing state agencies held public workshops to discuss possible amendments for the 2016 Code. The 2016 Code was published on July 1, 2016 and went into effect on January 1, 2017. Workshops provided an open forum for the public and industry stakeholders to participate in vetting potential modifications to California's building codes.