Building Standards Commission
This Commission reviews and publishes state building standards
(including Title 24, which are available at libraries throughout
The site explains where professionals can view or purchase
California building codes. It also features a newsletter and
information about ongoing
building-industry issues in the state.
California Energy Commission (CEC), Energy
The California Energy Commission regulates energy efficiency in
commercial buildings. On this site you'll find information about Title 24,
Part 6: California Energy Efficiency Standards for
Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. This code
specifies minimum energy and equipment requirements for new
This site offers information on CEC programs and the full text of
several reports, requests for proposals (RFPs), and other
documents. It also features a list of unitary HVAC equipment (up to
65,000 Btuh) that exceed state standards by at least 15
This site is provided by Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
(PG&E). Largely focused on central and northern California, it
offers a variety of resources such as educational programs, design
and measurement tools, technical advice, and energy information. It
also offers several software tools for analyzing chillers and
chilled water systems.
Savings By Design provides the resources you need to make the
right choice at each step in the design of new commercial
buildings. Take advantage of these opprtunities today so you
project will be more efficient, comfortable and productive for
years to come.
This program is funded by California utility customers and
administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and
Electric, Southern California Edison Company and the Southern
California Gas Company.