California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the 2016 version of Title 24. The version will continue to align the California regulation with ASHRAE 90.1 2013. In a recent article in West Coast Lighting Insider, the 2016 code was compared to the 2013 version. Here are four differences between the two codes:
- In 2016, CEC, will focus on moving to net zero energy goals. All new commercial buildings must be net zero by 2030.
- The 2016 code reduces the occupancy sensors timeout from 30 to 20 minutes.
The new code raises the threshold of the percentage of lights out to trigger a retrofit.
- The new version of Title 24 will go into effect for projects where building permits are filed on or after January 1, 2017 and there will be no extension as there was with the 2013 code.