Educational Resources

The 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards go into effect on July 1, 2014. The new Energy Standards for residential and nonresidential buildings are expected to save 25 percent more energy than the previous 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The standards apply to newly constructed buildings, as well as additions and alterations for existing buildings. In an effort to assist the building community and enforcement representatives to comply with the standards, we have simplified and streamlined compliance documents. The free Public Domain Compliance Software programs are now available for commercial and residential buildings.

Training and links to the 2013 standards and compliance software is conveniently available on the Energy Commission website and at utility training centers throughout the state. For training, see the Title 24 Training and utility website links below:

External Resources:

California Investor Owned Utilities


California Public Utility Companies


Other Educational Providers

  • EnergyCodeACE Training - Implemented by SCE, PG&E and Sempra Utilities
  • BECT - Building Energy Code Training Program
    (offered by Consol under contract to PG&E)
  • ACEEE - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Providers - Home Energy Rating Service (HERS)


California Agency Partners


Trade Associations