- IMPORTANT CHANGES TO EFFECTIVE DATE OF PARTS OF 2013 CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE
California Energy Code, Part 6 – Effective July 1, 2014
The 2013 California Energy Code, Part 6, Title 24, California Code of Regulations now goes into effect on July 1, 2014. Until July 1, 2014, the 2010 California Energy Code, Part 6 is the effective code. The 2010 California Energy Code will remain in effect until July 1, 2014.
California Administrative Code, Part 1, Chapter 10 – Effective July 1, 2014
The 2013 California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations now goes into effect on July 1, 2014. Until July 1, 2014, the 2010 California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, Part 1, continues to be the effective code. The 2010 California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, Part 1, will remain in effect until July 1, 2014.
Questions relevant to the change of the effective date of the 2013 energy provisions contained in Part 1, Chapter 10, and Part 6, California Administrative Code and California Energy Code respectively, should be directed to the Energy Standards Hotline at (800) 772-3300 or via e-mail at Title24@energy.ca.gov.
CALGreen, Part 11:
Affected energy provisions only of the 2013 CALGreen, Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations now go into effect on July 1, 2014. The affected energy provisions that will not be effective until July 1, 2014 are identified in the summary of Sections Effective July 1, 2014. The effective date for the remainder of the 2013 CALGreen code not listed in the attached summary is January 1, 2014.
For more information concerning these changes review Building Standards Information Bulletin 13-07 (pdf)
The 2013 California Building Standards Code (Title 24) is now available online!
Click here to view all parts of the Code.
Part 5 Supplement Effective December 7, 2013 (PDF)
Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs)
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, in cooperation with numerous state agencies and stakeholders across California, has created several resources to help achieve the goals of Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-16-2012, which directs state government to meet a series of milestones toward a long-term target of 1.5 million ZEVs on California’s roadways by 2025. Among these resources is the Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook. To view the Guidebook and other ZEV resources, visit the OPR website.
California’s building codes are published by the following three entities. The 2013 Code may be purchased now from:
- International Code Council (ICC) publishes Parts 1, 2 (includes 8 and 10), 2.5, 6, 9, 11 and 12 of Title 24, the Administrative, Building with Historical and Existing Buildings, Residential, Energy, Fire, Green and Referenced Standards Codes. For order information go to www.iccsafe.org, or call (800) 786-4452;
- International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) publishes Parts 4 and 5 of Title 24, the California Mechanical and Plumbing Codes. For order information go to www.iapmo.org, or call (909) 472-4208; and
- BNi Building News publishes Part 3 of Title 24, the California Electrical Code. For order information go to www.bnibooks.com or call (888) 264-2665.
California's building codes (California Code of Regulations, Title 24) are published on a triennial basis. The CBSC is responsible for the administration and implementation of each code cycle, which includes the proposal, review and adoption processes.
Supplements and errata are issued throughout the cycle. Review the current code cycle timeline here. The 2013 code is scheduled to go into effect in January 2014. For more information about the code cycle and the regulatory processes review the information available throughout this website. Click here for helpful tips on how to navigate the CBSC web pages.
Local Amendments - Educational Webinar
The July publication of the 2013 California Building Standards Code, which goes into effect on January 1, 2014 has prompted jurisdictions statewide to adopt the new code and complete local amendments as necessary.
The California Building Standards Commission (BSC) in collaboration with the International Code Council, California Building Officials, and Stuart Tom, Chief Building Official, City of Glendale recently presented a webinar on the code adoption process for local jurisdictions. This timely and instructive presentation is one hour and thirteen minutes in length:
- Webinar via YouTube
- Webinar slide presentation only (pdf)
The 2013 codes, which remain in effect through 2016 are available online both on this website and on the submitting agencies websites:
California Department of Housing and Community Development, www.hcd.ca.gov
California Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect, www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa/Programs/progCodes.aspx
**Updated Accessibility Regulations and Supporting Materials**
California Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect, www.dgs.ca.gov/dsa
Hospitals and Clinic Construction:
California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, www.oshpd.ca.gov
Fire and Panic Safety:
Office of the State Fire Marshal, http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/
Commission meetings are webcast at www.dca.ca.gov/stream/audiocast.asx. The link is active five (5) minutes prior to meeting start times. Please be aware of the approximate sixty (60) second delay in the webcast when commenting on an agenda item via teleconference.