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CALGreen Code

  • 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (Effective January 1, 2014) (PDF)
    • Nonresidential Updates: 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) (coming soon)
    • Supplement: 2013 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle (Effective July 1, 2015) (coming soon)
    • Errata: 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) (Effective January 1, 2014) (PDF)
  • 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (Effective January 1, 2011) (PDF)
    • Nonresidential Updates: 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) (Effective July 1, 2012) (PDF)
    • Supplement: 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) Nonresidential (Effective July 1, 2012) (PDF)
    • Errata: 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), including updates to the SWPPP provisions (PDF)

Green Building Development Activities

2015 Pre-Cycle Green Building Workshop

  • Green Building Standards Workshop - October 30, 2014 (PDF) (DOC) REVISED
  • Teleconference number 877-953-8408, Participant number 3177657

Proposed substantive provisions for nonresidential occupancy's shown in preliminary draft express terms include, 
but are not limited to:

a. Mixed Occupancy & Phased Projects - Clarification (PDF)
b. Long-Term Bicycle Parking - Clarification (PDF)
c. Light Pollution Reduction Exceptions (PDF)
d. Increase Recycling from 50% to 65% & updating Tier 1 & Tier 2 (PDF)
e. Commissioning Exceptions and Applicability (PDF)
f. Non-Water Supplied Urinals - New Proposed Voluntary Code (PDF)

Other items proposed by state agencies or other stakeholders: 

a. Universal Waste - New proposed requirements - Richard Ludt (PDF)
b. EVSE - Increasing EV parking requirements – CARB* (PDF)
c. Low-Global Warming Potential Insulation - CARB (PDF)
d. Water Conserving Fixtures and Fittings/Commercial Kitchens/Outdoor Water Use - Ed Pike  (PDF)
(Language Proposed by Ed Pike for Item 5d) (PDF)

*California Air Resources Board

 CALGreen Education and Outreach 

  • Green California Summit & Exposition, Sacramento, April 7, 2014: 
    • Nonresidential & Residential overview of CALGreen 2013 (PDF
  • CALGreen 2013 Workshops sponsored by North Coast Builders Exchange, AIA Redwood Empire and REACO: 
    • Thursday, September 19, 2013, Construction Training Center, Santa Rosa (PDF)
  • CALGreen 2013 Seminar: Peninsula, Eastbay & Monterey ICC Chapters & Nor Cal IAEI, August 22, 2013  (PDF)
  • CALGreen 2013 Summaries:  Effective January 1, 2014
    • Nonresidential mandatory measures (PDF)
    • Residential mandatory measures (PDF)
  • Green California Summit & Exposition, Sacramento, April 19, 2013: 
    • Nonresidential & residential overview of CALGreen 2013 effective January 1, 2014 (PDF)
    • Nonresidential Commissioning 2013 (PDF)
  • ​​SB 1473 Building Standards Administration Special Revolving Fund

Guidebooks and Reference Material

  • ​A Guide to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code- Nonresidential (PDF)
  • A Guide to the California Green Building Standards Code (Nonresidential): Third Edition January 2012 including changes effective July 1, 2012 (PDF)
  • Guide to the California Green Building Standards Code Low-Rise Residential – June 2012 - (PDF
  • Guide to Nonresidential Commissioning for the CALGreen Code (PDF)
  • Sample Commissioning Project (PDF)
  • Sampled Functional Performance and Testing, FPT Template (PDF)
  • Checklist Sample of Non-Res Mandatory Measures (PDF)

ICC CALGreen Certifications

In partnership with the California Building Officials (CALBO), 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 at http://www.iccsafe.org/Certification/Pages/miscexams.aspx 

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