CBSC Guidebooks and Publications

CBSC Guidebooks

Guide to Title 24

  • Guide to Title 24 (based on the 2013 Edition of Title 24) (PDF


  • CALGreen 2013 Nonresidential and Residential Checklists (PDF)
  • Guide to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (Nonresidential) (PDF
    • CALGreen 2013 Summary, Nonresidential mandatory measures (PDF
    • CALGreen 2013 Summary, Residential mandatory measures (PDF)
  • A Guide to the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (Nonresidential) (PDF) - Third Edition, January 2012 includes supplement changes effective July 1, 2012 and Commissioning
    • IMPORTANT:  In order to maintain continuity and accuracy between the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code and the updated Guidebook, download and insert the July 1, 2012 Supplement (PDF) into your copy of the 2010 code.
  • Guide to California Green Building Standards Code-Non-Residential (Commissioning) (PDF) - Second Edition, Nov. 2010 
    • Sample Commissioning Project (PDF
    • Sample- Functional Performance Testing Template (PDF)

Local Amendments

  • Guide for Local Amendments and Filings of Building Standards, May 2014 (PDF)
  • Webinar via YouTube
  • Webinar slide presentation only (PDF)

Other CBSC Resources

  • How to Use our Website, July 2015 (PDF) (DOC)
  • What's on the CBSC Web, July 2015 (PDF)
  • Code Names - A One Page Explanation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Introducing the California Building Standards Commission (PDF)
  • It's Your Building Department (PDF)
  • Accessing State Regulations Online (PDF) (DOC)
  • Accessing State Laws Online (PDF) (DOC)
  • Accessing State Legislation Online (PDF) (DOC
  • Guide for Creating Proposed Building Standards (PDF)
  • Guide to Filing Permit Surcharge Fees (Green Fees) (PDF)

Other Publications

  • Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook (PDF
  • Guide to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code Residential - Department of Housing and Community Development (PDF)
  • California Solar Permitting Guidebook: Improving Permit Review and Approval for Small Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems (PDF) - June 2012, First Edition 
  • Blueprint Newsletter by the California Energy Commission