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2016 Code Information Bulletin

New 2016 Energy Code Requirements Effective January 1, 2017

California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards are updated on an approximately three-year cycle. The 2016 Standards will continue to improve upon the current 2013 Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. The 2016 Standards will go into effect on January 1, 2017.

Following are handouts provided by Ace Energy Resources Program funded by California utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission and in support of the California Energy Commission:

General Information

Fact Sheet about the Permit Process (update in process)

Energy Code Ace Information Handout (update in process


NRCC-ENV-01-E - Non-Residential- Envelope Component Approach.

Non-Residential Cool-Roof & Worksheet

Residential Alteration - (for Re-Roof, Fenestration- windows-, Water Heaters, and HVAC Change-out)

Fact Sheets for NonResidential Projects

2016 Cool Roofs

Nonresidential Daylighting and Controls

NonResidential Lighting Controls for Credit

Nonresidential Mandatory Lighting Controls

Nonresidential Trigger Sheets

Nonresidential - Exterior Lighting

Nonresidential Fenestration (e.g., windows, skylights, glass block . . .)

Nonresidential - HVAC Buildup

Nonresidential - Interior Lighting

Nonresidential - Lighting Controls for Additions & Alterations

Nonresidential - Light Controls for New Construction

Nonresidential - Refrigeration

Nonresidential - Small Commercial - HVAC

Fact Sheets for Residential Projects

Cool Roofs and Reroofing


Residential Trigger Sheet

HVAC Alterations 

Final Paperwork for Building Projects

Contractors and Owner Builders Sublist 

Diversion Program Guide-A 

Self-Certification and Verification Form (Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm

 Retrofit & Water Efficient Plumbing Fixture Retrofit)

General Building Handouts


Building Design Limits

Building Permit Application

Bathroom Renovation - Residential

C02 Carbon Monoxide Detectors Alarms

CO2-Smoake and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Construction Inspections

Copies of City Approved Plans

Deck Standards

Demolition Permit/AQMD ?

Disable Access Requirements and Resources

Diversion Program Guide-A 

Residential Electrical Vehicle (EV) Charging Systems - Plan Review / Permitting Requirements


Garden Wall Standard

Gas Pipe Installation 

Gas Water Heaters

Green Building Code Requirements


Kitchen Remodel - Residential



Owner Builder Handout

Owner Builder Packet

Patio Cover Standard

Pilaster Standard

Plan Check Requirements for Room Additions

Plan Check Submittal Guidelines

Plan Submittal Requirements - General

Plan Check Submittal Requirements - Residential (Includes Room Additions)

Retaining Wall Standard

Re-Roof - Residential

Self-Certification and Verification Form (Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm Retrofit & Water Efficient Plumbing Fixture Retrofit) 

Soils - When a Soils Report is Required

Solar PV 10KW Single Family - Permit Application Requirements

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Code Requirements

Solar PV - Central Inverter System

Solar PV - Microinverter System

Swimming Pool Barrier Requirements

Swimming Pool Demo

Swimming Pool Plan Check Submittal Requirements

Tankless Water Heaters

Temporary Utility Use Application

Tenant Improvement (TI) Submittal Requirements

Unreasonable Hardship Finding

Walls - Common Wall Agreement

Water-Efficient Landscape & Irrigation Plan Submittal Check List

When Do I Need a Building Permit?

Window and Door Replacements

Wood Frame-Construction Sheet (Conventional)

Workers Compensation Brochure

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