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California Energy Standards


2016 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards

The City of Huntington Beach requires all Residential and Commercial construction projects to comply with the current California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, part 6) in effect.



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

Please note that there are many new requirements for both residential and non-residential projects. The California Energy Commission has all the current compliance forms, complete standards and manuals available online at:

Most major residential and non-residential projects will require energy compliance to be documented by a Title 24 Energy report prepared by certified energy professionals. The energy compliance analysis is performed by using privately developed software approved by the Energy Commission.

Minor residential projects may be able to provide energy compliance using the prescriptive requirement (such as Package D). Energy compliance forms shall be required to be completed by the homeowner or designer and shall be submitted with the project documents.

Information Bulletins

2008 Energy Standard - Residential Requirements
2008 Energy Standard - Cool Roof Requirements
Summary of Changes for 2008 Energy Standard

2008 Energy Tips - Cool Roofs

2008 Energy Tips - Window Performance


California Energy Commission Hotline: (800) 772-3300
[email protected]

Cool Roof Rating Council: (866) 465-2523

CABEC (Calif. Assoc. of Building Energy Consultants): (866) 360-4002


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