2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
California's building efficiency standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. The 2013 Standards will continue to improve upon the current 2008 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. The 2013 Standards will go into effect on January 1, 2014, following approval of the California Building Standards Commission.
- Summary of Changes for the 2013 Standards Update
- Background and Policy
- 12-BSTD-01 Docket Log
- 2013 Standards Rulemaking
Compliance Manuals and Forms
Alternative Calculation Method Reference Manuals (2013 Standards Implementation)
2013 Acceptance Test Provider Certification Rulemaking
2013 Energy Provisions of the California Green Building Standards Code
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Adoption Hearing Presentation PDF file
Frequently Asked Questions PDF file
Standards Infographics PDF file