- CALGreen (Title 24, Part 11): Current edition & supplements
- Guidebook: Non-residential CALGreen building standards
- Checklists: CALGreen Mandatory, Tier 1 and Tier 2
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.
California Green Building Standards Code (CCR, Title 24, Part 11 - CALGreen)
Summary: 2019 New Code and 2016 Supplement Updates - California Green Building Standards Code - Nonresidential
2016 California Green Building Standards Code, Effective January 1, 2017 (Link to ICC’s PublicACCESS)
Summary: 2016 California Green Building Standards Code Nonresidential Mandatory Measures
Guide to the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code - Nonresidential
Supplement to the above 2016 CALGreen Guide
Intervening Supplements (effective July 1, 2018):
2016 CALGreen Mandatory Checklist Intervening Supplement
2016 CALGreen Tier 1 Checklist Intervening Supplement
2016 CALGreen Tier 2 Checklist Intervening Supplement
Triennial Documents (effective January 1, 2017):
2016 CALGreen Mandatory Checklist
2016 CALGreen Tier 1 Checklist
2016 CALGreen Tier 2 Checklist
International Code Council CALGreen Certification
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 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 (CBT).
Building a Greener California
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