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Publications

A wealth of information about energy-efficient design is available at EDR.


  • Design Guidelines
    Design Guidelines

    These detailed guidelines provide an wide-ranging survey of technical best practices for architectural, engineering, and other building design professionals.

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  • Design Briefs
    Design Briefs

    These technical briefs, shorter than EDR Design Guidelines, provide impartial technical advice on how to design energy efficient lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, motor, pumping, and other building systems.

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  • Case Studies
    Case Studies

    These case studies of exceptional buildings continue to raise the bar for energy efficient best practice in California.

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  • Technology Overviews
    Technology Overviews

    These overviews will guide you to a better understanding of energy-efficiency measures and technologies. Reading them will help you understand how they work, how they save energy and whether or not they may be appropriate to include in your building design or retrofit.

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  • Codes & Standards Related Publications
    Code-Related

    These factsheets are designed to help construction trade professionals and building owners comply with Part 6 of California's Title 24 energy codes and standards.

    The effective date of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards has been revised, and the changes described will now go into effect on July 1, 2014.

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  • Other Publications
    Other Publications

    Miscellaneous documents published at EDR are collected here. These items generally also appear on one or more of the other thematic pages of the website.

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