California

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Status

Explanations

Adopt Mandatory Codes

 

 

Residential:

The State-developed code, Title 24 Part 6, exceeds the 2009 IECC.

Commercial:

The State-developed code, Title 24 Part 6, meets or exceeds ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2007.

Adopt an Automatic Review & Update Process

 

 

 

The state code is reviewed and updated according to a three  year cycle. The 2005 California Energy Efficiency Standards became effective October 1, 2005. The Commission adopted the new 2008 Standards on April 23, 2008 and they became effective on August 1, 2009.

Create a Regulatory Process

 

The California Building Standards Commission (BSC) is responsible for administering California's building standards adoption, publication, and implementation processes of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24.

Improve Compliance

 

Residential:

Currently, both a prescriptive package and computer compliance approaches are available to determine compliance with residential energy standards. Plans and specifications are submitted to and reviewed by the local city or county building departments responsible for issuing building permits. The department of General Services is the enforcement agency of public schools and state-owned buildings. Building permits will only be approved after it has been determined that the building design complies with all energy code requirements. Additionally, field inspections are required by the enforcement agency prior to issuing a certificate of occupancy or final approval.

Download the Residential Compliance Manual

Commercial:

Currently, both a prescriptive package and computer compliance approaches are available to determine compliance with nonresidential energy standards. Plans and specifications are submitted to and reviewed by the local city or county, building departments responsible for issuing the building permit. The department of General Services is the enforcement agency of public schools and state-owned buildings. Building permits will only be approved after it has been determined that the building design complies with all energy code requirements. Additionally, field inspections are required by the enforcement agency prior to issuing a certificate of occupancy or final approval.

Download the Nonresidential Compliance Manual

 

Eliminate Weakening Amendments

   

Add Strengthening Amendments

 

 

 

 

 

While the state’s current energy code (the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, also known as Title 24) already achieves greater energy savings compared to the 2006 national model energy codes, the 2008 Title 24 standards (effective January 1, 2010) are estimated to be even more energy efficient than the current 2009 model code editions – the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007. According to the assurance letter regarding Recovery Act funding sent on February 23, 2009 to DOE by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, “the 2008 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards are approaching 30 percent above both the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 and the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code standards.”  The upcoming standards include broader and more stringent requirements for indoor & outdoor lighting, ventilation & indoor air quality, building envelope insulation, and “cool roofs.”

Allow Innovation at the Local Level

 

Set Milestones

 

 

From Executive Order No. S-20-04, California must increase the efficiency requirements for nonresidential buildings by 20% by 2015.

The California Energy Commission is on course to achieve zero net energy buildings through Title 24 Standards by 2020 for residential buildings and by 2030 for nonresidential buildings.

Adopt Green Codes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statewide Program:
California Green Building Standards Code (Effective August 1, 2009)

Description:
Covers residential and commercial buildings, schools, health facilities, and state buildings. It includes standards for planning and design, energy efficiency, water efficiency and conservation, material conservation and resource efficiency, and environmental quality.
Energy Standards:
Non-Residential Performance Approach, Tier 1 - Exceed 2007 Title 24 by 15%, Tier 2 exceed it by 30%       Low-rise residential must meet or exceed the current Title 24.  Prescriptive Approach includes specific metering and commissioning requirements, exterior shading and orientation, etc.

Municipality:
Alameda City

Municipal Program:
Green Building Requirements, 2008

Description:
All new building or renovation projects that equal or exceed $3 millon construction costs and are either owned or occupied by a City department or agency, or developed as a public-private partnership, must meet either: a LEED Certified, or a minimum GreenPoint Rated" score of 50 and be so verified by Build It Green.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Alameda County

Municipal Program:
Municipal Building Policy, 2003

Description:
All county projects initiated after July 1, 2003 must be LEED “Silver” certified.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Albany

Municipality Program:
Green Building Program

Description:
Non residential projects must comply with varying levels of LEED, depending upon size.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.


Municipality:
Anaheim

Municipal Program:
Green Building Program, 2008

Description:
Commercial projects receive rebates based on level of LEED certification, while residential projects receive rebates based on the number of units certified.  All new municipal buildings over 10,000 ft2 must be LEED Certified

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Residential - Dependent on verification program selected

Municipality:
Berkeley

Municipal Program:
LEED Resolution 2004

Description:
Municipal buildings over 5,000 sq ft and $200,000 must be a minimum of LEED Silver.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Brisbane

Municipal Program:
Municipal Code, 2007

Description:
Requires all new single family construction to document a minimum of 50 Build it Green/Green Points for single family and multi (20 units plus). All Commercial buildings must be LEED Silver, as are city-sponsored non-residential projects.  

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Calabasas

Municipal Program:
Green Development Standards, 2004

Description:
All non-residential, city and privately-owned buildings between 500 ft2 and 5,000 ft2 must meet the LEED Certified level. Buildings over 5,000 ft2 must meet the LEED Silver level.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification -  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program,
Mandatory: Minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines.  LEED Options Include: Optimize Energy Performance, On-Site Renewable Energy, Enhanced Commissioning, Enhanced Refrigerant Management,  measurement & Verification, and Green Power.  

Municipality:
Campbell

Municipal Program:
Green Policy Recommendation, 2007

Description:
Campbell City Council adopted Resolution 10850, requiring all new and renovated municipal buildings over 5,000 sq ft to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Cotati

Municipal Program:
Sustainable Building Program, 2009

Description:
This mandatory program addresses new residential construction.   Applicants  must have documented Build it Green/Green Points Rating of at least 90 points, and exceed Title-24 by 15%.

Energy Standards:
Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is   15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Culver City

Municipal Program:
Mandatory Green Building Program

Description:
This mandatory program for non-residential projects requires LEED certification for all projects 50,000 ft2 or greater.  Projects less than 50,000 ft2 must comply with 80% of the choice of prescriptive options available in the program.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  


Municipality:
Cupertino

Municipal Program:
Cupertino Green, 2008

Description:
- Encourage a voluntary review of green building measures for projects associated with discretionary approvals (i.e., 50 points minimum from the Build it Green/Green Points Checklist and LEED silver Rating).
- Set a threshold of 5,000 ft2 for City projects to obtain a minimum LEED silver rating.

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Davis

Municipal Program:
Municipal Code, 2008

Description:
New single family homes smaller than 1,500 ft2 must achieve 70 points from Build it Green/Green Points (plus 40 for recognition), while homes above 2,500 ft2 must reach 90 points (plus 40 for recognition).  Commercial buildings have a similar system, but are based on the LEED rating system.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.


Municipality:
Dublin

Municipal Program:
Green Building Requirements, 2005

Description:
All city projects with the estimated cost of construction of $3,000,000 or greater, shall meet Silver rating under the LEED rating system, or a city-approved equivalent.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Segundao

Municipal Program:
Municipal Building Standards, 2009

Description:
All new municipal projects must achieve LEED Silver certification or higher. Green building standards for private developments are planned for 2010.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Gilroy

Municipal Program:
Municipal Building Standards, 2009

Description:
New municipal buildings or major renovations 5,000 ft2 or larger must meet LEED Silver.  

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Hayward

Municipal Program:
Private Development Green Building Ordinance of the City of Hayward

Description:
Single-family and multi-family projects must be GreenPoint Rated, remodels and additions greater than 500 ft2 must submit GreenPoint Rated Existing homes checklist.  Commercial projects must follow Hayward's checklist for Private Non-Residential Development.

Energy Standards:
Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is   15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Healdsburg

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance, 2009

Description:
The performance thresholds are based on the Build It Green (BIG) rating system for residential construction and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating program for non-residential construction. The ordinance and resolutions became effective August 1, 2009.

Energy Standards:
Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is   15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.     Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.

Municipality:
Irvine

Municipal Program:
Municipal Building Standards, 2005

Description:
New municipal buildings or major renovations 5,000 ft2 or larger must be LEED Certified.  

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Livermore

Municipal Program:
Green Building Program, 2008

Description:
Applies to all new construction:  The residential and multi-family checklists are based on Build it Green/Green Points Rating, the commercial checklists are based on LEED.  Thresholds of minimum compliance have been established.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipal Program:
 (Livermore), Commercial and Residential Green Building Ordinance, 2006

Description:
Applies to the construction of all new buildings in the city, except for Secondary Dwelling Units and Accessory Structures.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Long Beach

Municipal Program:
Green Building Policy for Municipal Buildings, 2005

Description:
New municipal construction and tenant improvements over 7,500 ft2 must be LEED certified.  

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipal Program:
 (Long Beach) Green Building for Private Development, 2004

Description:
All private development projects that meet the criteria will be required prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, to have registered their project with the U.S. Green Building Council.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  


Municipality:
Los Altos

Municipal Program:
Green Building Regulations, 2007

Description:
Residences and multi-family units must document a Build it Green/Green Points Rating of at least 50 points.  Commercial projects must demonstrate a Title 24 compliance rate of 15% above code.

Energy Standards:
Commercial Compliance Mandatory 15% above Title 24.
Residential Minimum threshold for Build it Green/Green Points Certification is   15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D and S.

Municipality:
Los Altos Hills

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance, 2008

Description:
Applicants are given the choice of documenting a Build it Green/Green Points Rating of at least 60 points, or a LEED for Homes rating of 45 points.  Incentives are given to those exceeding the minimum requirements, or applicants with additions and remodels who voluntarily participate in the program.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Los Angeles

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance, 2008

Description:
The Standard of Sustainability establishes a requirement for non-residential projects at or above 50,000 ft2 of floor area to meet the intent of the LEED certified level.
Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Los Angeles County

Municipal Program:
Sustainable Design Program, 2007

Description:
New municipal buildings or major renovations 10,000 square feet or larger must be certified LEED Silver.  

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  


Municipality:
Marin County

Municipal Program:
Green Building Program 2009

Description:
Home size determines the number of points necessary to comply, and level of compliance.   Until adoption of a new County Green Building Ordinance, the point requirements for additions and remodels apply only to the building area encompassed in the addition/remodel.

Energy Standard:
A wide variety of point options are provided for increased energy efficiency:  Exceed Title 24 by 20%, Increased insulation, use of SIPS, tankless water heaters, compact fluorescent bulbs, Energy Star appliances and fixtures, install duct work in conditioned space, windows and doors more efficient than required, etc.

Municipal Program:
(Marin County) Single Family Dwelling Energy Efficiency Ordinance, 2008

Description:
Applies to new single family dwellings, applicant must meet or exceed Title 24 by at least 15%.
Energy Standard:
Residential Compliance must meet or exceed Title 24 by 15%

Municipality:
Mill Valley

Municipal Program:
Municipal Code 2008

Description:
All non-residential construction must achieve a LEED Silver rating or better; residential projects must achieve 50 Build it Green/Green Points.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Monte Sereno

Municipal Program:
Green Building in Monte Sereno, 2008

Description:
Monte Sereno requires all City construction to reach the LEED Silver level.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.


Municipal Program:
(Monte Sereno) Municipal Building Initiative, 2008

Description:
New municipal buildings or major renovations 5,000 square feet or larger must be certified LEED Silver.  

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Monterey

Municipal Program:
Green Building Program, 2008

Description:
All new residential construction and remodels (single and two-family) must use the Green Point/Build it Green rating system.

Energy Standards:

Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Morgan Hill

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance

Description:
Addresses all new construction and major renovation.  Non residential projects must comply with varying levels of LEED, depending upon size.  

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Napa

Municipal Program:
Green Building Code, 2008

Description:
Napa's Green Building Ordinance requires all new, non-residential buildings, including municipal projects, exceeding 30,000 sq ft to follow the LEED for New Construction or LEED for Core and Shell checklist.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  


Municipality:
Novato

Municipal Program:
Green Building Program, 2007

Description:
This mandatory program addresses non-residential, multi-family and single-family residential construction.
Energy Standards:
Non-Residential Performance Approach, Tier 1 - Exceed 2007 Title 24 by 15%, Tier 2 exceed it by 30%       Low-rise residential must meet or exceed the current Title 24.  Prescriptive Approach includes specific metering and commissioning requirements, exterior shading and orientation, etc.


Municipality:
Oakland

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance, 2005

Description:
Municipal projects, including new construction and renovation with a minimum construction cost of $3 million, must achieve LEED Silver certification.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Palm Desert

Municipal Program:
Energy Efficient Requirements, 2007

Description:
Palm Desert's standards apply to all new residential and commercial buildings, requiring them to exceed Title 24 standards by at least 10%, with the exception of homes over 4,000 square feet, which are required to exceed Title 24 by  15%.

Energy Standards:
Mandatory: exceed Title 24 standards by at least 10%, with the exception of homes over 4,000 square feet, which are required to exceed Title 24 by 15%.  Optional: photovoltaic on new and existing homes and businesses

Municipality:
Palo Alto

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance, 2008

Description:
Residential projects achieve Build it Green/Green Points Certification and be certified by Build it Green/Green Points Rater, or verified by the city.  Non-residential projects must achieve LEED certification.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Pasadena

Municipal Program:
Green Building Program, 2008

Description:
Pasadena's mandatory program includes most non single family residential construction.  Each category must achieve at least LEED Silver, including water efficiency credit for reducing baseline usage by 20%.  Projects must be registered with USGBC.  

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Pleasanton

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance, 2005

Description:
Pleasanton requires all non-residential projects greater than 20,000 ft2, both municipal and private, to reach LEED certification level.  

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.


Municipality:
Riverside County

Municipal Program:
Policy H-29, 2009

Description:
All new construction and major renovations of municipal buildings exceeding 5,000 gross sq ft must achieve LEED certification.

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Rohnert Park

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance, July 2007
Energy Efficiency Ordinance, April 2007

Description:
Non residential projects must comply with varying levels of LEED, depending upon size.  Single and multi-family residential must comply with the Build it Green/Green Points Rating System.

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.


Municipal Program:
Energy Efficiency Standards Ordinance, 2007

Description:
Requires all new residential construction to achieve an energy compliance rate 10-15% beyond Title 24, depending upon ft2 of the house.

Energy Standard:
Minimum threshold is 10-15% better than Title 24, depending on ft2.
Municipality:
Sacramento

Municipal Program:
Municipal Building Standards, 2004

Description:
New municipal buildings or major renovations 5,000 square feet or larger must meet LEED certification, silver is the goal.  

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
San Francisco City and County

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance, 2008

Description:
Commercial buildings must submit or LEED checklist or certification depending on size, with certain requirements for water and energy.  Residential buildings must submit Green Points checklists.
Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
San Jose

Municipal Program
Green Building Policy, 2007

Description:
The City of San José requires all new municipal buildings over 10,000 square feet to be constructed to achieve LEED Silver level certification at a minimum.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
San Leandro

Municipal Program:
Green Buildings Program, 2009

Description:
Beginning in 2009, a Green Building Checklist must be submitted as part of any permit application for projects.

Energy Standards:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
San Rafael

Municipal Program:
Green Building Requirements, 2007

Description:
New residential construction must achieve at least 60 points on the Build it Green/Green Points rating system.  Non-residential compliance thresholds are based on LEED levels of certification.

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipal Program:
(San Rafael) Energy Ordinance

Description:
San Rafael's energy ordinance applies to new residential construction and additions resulting in homes greater than 3,500 ft2.  

Energy Standard:
The energy budget, per Title 24 calculations, for a residence greater than 3,500 ft2 must be no greater than that of a 3,500 ft2 residence.  This applies to both new construction and additions resulting in such ft2.


Municipality:
Santa Clara County

Municipal Program:
Green Building Program, 2008

Description:
The program currently applies to residential construction over 1,200 ft2.  They must meet the standards of, and be verified as either Green Points/Build it Green or LEED Homes.  

Energy Standard:
Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is   15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S. ace, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D and S.    Residential LEED H Option: Mandatory prerequisite, Energy Star certification and Refrigerant Charge test, Options include Exceptional Energy Performance, Efficient Hot Water Distribution, Pipe Insulation, and Appropriate HVAC Refrigerants

Municipality:
Santa Cruz

Municipal Program:
Residential Green Building Program, 2008

Description:
Commercial buildings must submit or LEED checklist showing a minimum number of points attained.  Residential buildings must submit Green Points checklists showing a minimum number of points attained, depending upon ft2.  

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipal Program:
Time of Sale Plumbing Fixture Retrofit Regulations

Description:
Plumbing fixtures should be manufactured to meet the following standards for maximum flush volume and flow rate:

Toilets 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf)
Showerheads 2.5 gallon per minute (gpm)
Urinals 1.0 gpf

Energy Standards:
N/A


Municipality:
Santa Monica

Municipal Program:
Green Building Program, 2008

Description:
Specific building code requirements for all new construction and substantial remodels: Energy Conservation, Green Building Materials, Landscaping and Irrigation, and Construction and Demolition Waste.

Energy Standards:
All projects must exceed Title 24 compliance by 10%.  Prescriptive compliance options are available as well.                                                             
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  

Municipality:
Santa Rosa

Municipal Program:
Green Building Code, 2004

Description:
Residences and multi-family units must document a Build it Green/Green Points Rating of at least 50 points.  Commercial projects must demonstrate 20 LEED credits.

Energy Standard:
Baseline Commercial and Residential:  All projects must exceed Title 24 compliance by 15%.  Prescriptive compliance options are available as well.           Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Sebastopol

Municipal Program:
Green Building Program

Description:
The City of Sebastopol has adopted mandatory sustainable building criteria based on the County of Sonoma Waste Management Agency - Green Building Guidelines (Build it Green/Green Points).

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Solana Beach

Municipal Program:
Solana Beach Green Building Program

Description:
The City Council adopted the USGBC’s LEED-Silver criteria as the required minimum standard for City projects or projects that receive funding from the City or the City’s Redevelopment Agency.       

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Sonoma

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance, 2009

Description:
Requires single and multi-family residences (greater than 500 ft2) to achieve 50 points in the Green Points/Build it Green rating system.

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Sonoma County

Municipal Program:
Green Building Ordinance, 2010

Description:
Currently the program calls for 50 Green Point/Build it Green points for residential, and 20 LEED points for non-residential.

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.


Municipality:
Stockton

Municipal Program:
Municipal Ordinance, Redraft by Oct 2009 per court requirement

Description:
Stockton's ordinance requires municipal buildings achieve LEED Certification

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.


Municipality:
Sunnyvale

Municipal Program:
Green Building 2010

Description:
Requirements for building sizes varies according to the phase, reaching LEED Platinum or 100 Green Points/Build it Green at the highest.  

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
Tiburon

Municipal Program:
Municipal Ordinance, 2008

Description:
Requires new residential buildings achieve a minimum of 60 Build it Green/Green Points.  All non-residential construction must reach LEED Silver levels. Those 20,000 ft2 and above and town-sponsored must achieve LEED Gold.  

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

Municipality:
City of Ventura

Municipal Program:
Green Building Resolution, 2007

Description:
Non-residential projects must comply with LEED and residential multi-family (4+units) must comply with California Green Builder.

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.  California Green Builder Energy Efficiency: the minimum threshold for CGB is either certifying as a ComfortWise homes (another program of Consul), or by meeting the following: HVAC system designed to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America Manuals J, S, and D or recognized equivalent protocols, 15% more energy efficient than Title 24 requires, or is equivalent to an Energy Star® Home, the CEC’s “Lowered Duct Leakage” criteria shall be met.  The CGB certified HERS rater inspections include insulation, caulking, windows, water heating, HVAC systems, duct blaster and blower door tests, and the California Green Building Standards Code checklist.

Municipality:
West Hollywood

Municipal Program:
Green Building Points

Description:
Commercial development and multi-family over four units, must comply with 60 points, or be certified LEED.

Energy Standard:
West Hollywood Mandatory items for residential and commercial: Comply with Title 24; Provide roof location and install conduit from roof to electrical room for future photovoltaic system (PV) installation; Install Energy Star appliances; Install energy efficient outdoor lighting.  Commercial project point options: Increased energy efficiency, pre-plumb for solar hot water, install solar hot water heaters or PVs, tankless water heaters, exterior shading, timers or photo sensors on exterior lighting, install Energy Star or cool roofs, etc.  LEED exempts local checklist.

Municipality:
Windsor

Municipal Program:
Green Building Program, 2008

Description:
New residential construction must document 50 points on the Green Point rating system.  New commercial construction must show a minimum of 20 points.  

Energy Standard:
Commercial LEED Certification:  below is summarized from LEED NC, details vary according to certification program. Mandatory: minimum 10% compliance beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2007, or use of NBI's Core Performance or one of ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guidelines. LEED options include: optimize energy performance, on-site renewable energy, enhanced commissioning, enhanced refrigerant management, measurement & verification, and green power.       Build it Green/Green Points Certification Energy Efficiency: Minimum threshold for is 15% above 2005 Title 24.  A pilot measure is the Energy Star with Indoor Air Package Certification. Options include Energy Star appliances, thermal mass and other passive solar features, blower door test, onsite renewable power generation, install HVAC and ductwork in conditioned space, design and install HVAC to ACCA Manual J, D, and S.

August 2009

Resources:

ICLEI - international association of local governments and their associations
www.iclei.org
California has 134 local government ICLEI members:

Alameda County, Alameda, Albany, Amador County, American Canyon, Antioch, Arcata, Atherton, Belmont, Belvedere, Benicia, Berkeley, Brisbane, Burlingame, Calistoga, Chico, Chula Vista, Cloverdale, Colma,  Contra Costa, Culver, Corte Madera, Cupertino, Danville, Davis, Dublin, East Palo Alto, El Cerrito, El Paso de Robles, El Segundo, Emeryville, Eureka, Fairfax, Fort Bragg, Foster City, Fremont, Gardena, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hawthorne, Hayward, Healdsburg, Hercules, Hermosa Beach,  Hillsborough, Humboldt,  Irvine, Lafayette, Larkspur, Livermore, Lomita, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Los Angeles, Los Gatos, Manhattan Beach, Marin County, Martinez, Mendocino County, Menlo Park,  Mill Valley, Millbrae, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Monterey Park, Monterey,  Moorpark, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Morro Bay, Napa County, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Oakley, Orinda, Pacific Grove, Pacifica, Palo Allto, Palos Verdes, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, Pleasanton, Point Arena, Portola Valley, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Redwood, Richmond, Rohnert Park, Rolling Hills Estates,  Ross, Sacramento County, Sacramento, Salinas,  San Anselmo, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Jose, San Leandro, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara County, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Santa Rosa, Saratoga, Solana Beach, So, Yountvillelano County, Sonoma County, Sonoma, South Gate, South San Francisco, St. Helena, Stockton, Tiburon, Torrance, Union City, Ventura, Visalia, Walnut Creek,  Watsonville,  West Sacramento, Willits, and Woodside.

Mayors Climate Protection Center

www.usmayors.org
127 California Mayors who have signed The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement:
(City)

Alameda, Albany, Aliso Viejo, Arcata, Atascadero, Atherton, Avalon, Benicia, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Burlingame, Calistoga, Campbell, Capitola, Chico, Chino, Chula Vista, Claremont, Cloverdale, Concord, Cotati, Culver City, Cupertino, Del Mar, Dublin, El Cajon, El Cerrito, Elk Grove, Fairfax, Fremont, Galt, Glendora, Hayward, Healdsburg, Hemet, Hermosa Beach, Hillsborough, Huntington Beach, Imperial Beach, Irvine, La Mesa, Lafayette, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods, Lakewood, Lemoore, Long Beach, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Angeles, Los Gatos, Malibu, Mammoth Lakes, Manhattan Beach, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Monterey, Monterey Park, Moorpark, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Morro Bay, Mountain View, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Pacific Grove, Pacifica, Palm Springs, Palo Alto, Paradise, Pasadena, Petaluma, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redlands, Redondo Beach, Redwood City, Rialto, Richmond, Riverside, Rohnert Park, Rolling Hills Estates, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Bruno, San Buenaventura, San Diego, San Fernando, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, San Rafael, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Santa Rosa, Sausalito, Sebastopol, Sierra Madre, Solana Beach, Sonoma, South San Francisco, Stockton, Sunnyvale, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tulare, Vallejo, Visalia, Vista, West Hollywood, West Sacramento, Whittier, Windsor, Winters, Yountville, and Yucaipa.

Western Governor's Association
www.westgov.org
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is an active participant.

Clean Cities Coalitions in California:
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/

Antelope Valley • Central Coast • Coachella valley Region • East Bay (Oakland) • Long Beach • Los Angeles • Sacramento • San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition • San Francisco • San Joaquin Valley • Silicon Valley (San Jose) • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).

International Codes Council (ICC) Regional and State Chapters:
Ms. Kathy Slawinski
ICC Chicago District Office
4051 West Flossmoor Road
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
Phone: 1-888-422-7233, Ext. 4319
KSlawinski@iccsafe.org

Mr. Kevin Scott
Senior Regional Manager
2613 Moffitt Way
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: 1-888-422-7233, Ext. 7273
KScott@iccsafe.org

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