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Be Water Wise! California's Green Building Code (CALGreen) saves water and promotes environmental responsible, cost-effective, healthier places to live and work. Find out more below.


California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11 of Title 24, California Code of Regulations)

2016 CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017) (HTML)

  • Summary: 2016 California Green Building Standards Code Nonresidential Mandatory Measures (PDF)

2013 CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014) (HTML) (PDF)

  • Supplement:  2013 California Green Building Standards Code - effective July 1, 2015 (PDF)

  • Errata:  2013 California Green Building Standards Code - effective January 1, 2014 (PDF)

  • 2013 CALGreen Nonresidential Checklist - July 1, 2015 Supplement (PDF) (DOC)

  • 2013 CALGreen Residential Checklist - July 1, 2015 Supplement (PDF) (DOC)

 

CALGreen Guidebooks and Reference Materials

2016 CALGreen

  • Guide to the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code - Nonresidential (PDF)

2013 CALGreen

  • Guide to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code - Nonresidential (PDF)
    • Supplement to the Guide - Nonresidential - Effective July 1, 2015  (PDF)

     

  • Guide to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code - Residential (published by HCD) (PDF)
  • CALGreen 2013 Intervening Supplement Summary of Changes:  Nonresidential Mandatory Measures (PDF)
  • CALGreen 2013 Summary of Changes:  Nonresidential Mandatory Measures (PDF
  • CALGreen 2013 Summary of Changes:  Residential Mandatory Measures (published by HCD) (PDF)

Sample Materials

  • Sample Commissioning Project (PDF)
  • Sampled Functional Performance and Testing, FPT Template (PDF)
  • Checklist Sample of Nonresidential Mandatory Measures (PDF)
Green Building Development Activities
For Green Building Workshop information and documentation on proposed changes pertaining to CALGreen, please click on the following links:

CALGreen Education and Outreach Events

  • For information on all past and upcoming Education and Outreach events please click HERE.

International Code Council CALGreen Certifications

In partnership with the California Building Officials (CALBO), the International Code Council (ICC) is offering two new CALGreen Certification Exams that are intended to validate the competency of inspectors and plan reviewers on their understanding and ability to implement the provisions of CALGreen:
  • CALGreen Inspector certification
  • CALGreen Plans Examiner certification
Both exams cover such topics as general requirements of CALGreen, residential building systems, and non-residential building systems.

These exams are executed via computer-based testing (CBT).  More information is available HERE.

Awards and Recognition