new office buildings in California know, designing a building to
meet the state's Energy Efficiency Building Standards isn't a
goal-it's the law. The Standards, commonly referred to as Title 24,
establish mandatory energy efficiency measures for all new
buildings and major renovations, and include in their scope the
building envelope, lighting, heating, ventilation and air
conditioning (HVAC), and service water heating.
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