2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

California's Building Energy 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 July 1, 2014.

To know what has changed from the 2008 Standards, see the Summary of Major Changes from 2008.

Standards, Compliance Manuals, Forms and Worksheets


Alternative Calculation Method Manuals


Supporting Content


Other Related Content

The Other Related Content page contains the marked version of the 2013 Standards, Compliance Manuals, and ACM Manuals, as well as all Workshops, Rulemakings, and Pre-Rulemakings involved in development of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.



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