CBSC Guidebooks and other Publications

CBSC Guidebooks

Guide to Title 24

Guide to Title 24 (PDF
Based on 2013 Edition of Title 24


A 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 California Green Building Standards Code (Nonresidential) 2010 (PDF
Third Edition, January 2012 includes supplement changes effective July 1, 2012 and     Commissioning                                                                             

:  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)

Educational Webinar

 - Webinar via YouTube
 - Webinar slide presentation only (PDF)

Other CBSC Resources

Introducing the California Building Standards Commission (PDF)

It's Your Building Department
 (PDF) - Second Edition, May 2014

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) (DOC)

Guide to Filing Permit Surcharge Fees (Green Fees) (PDF)

Other Publications

Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook (PDF)

HCD - Guide to the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code Residential (link

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 (link)