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Guidebooks and Educational Documents
To view various CBSC guidebooks, educational documents, and other publications click on the accordions below.

CBSC Publications

Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations

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

CALGreen (Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations)

  • CALGreen 2013 Nonresidential Checklist July 1, 2015 Supplement (PDF) (DOC)
  • CALGreen 2013 Residential Checklist July 1, 2015 Supplement (PDF) (DOC)
  • 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, Nonresidential (Commissioning) (PDF) - Second Edition, Nov. 2010 
    • Sample Commissioning Project (PDF
    • Sample- Functional Performance Testing Template (PDF)

Local Amendments:

  • Guide for Local Amendments of Building Standards (PDF) - updated July 2016
  • California Code Adoption for Local Jurisdictions Webinar via YouTube -  June 7, 2016
  • Webinar slide presentation only (PDF)

Other CBSC Publications:

  • A Public Guide to the Building Standards Adoption Process, July 2016 (PDF)
  • How to Use our Website, April 2016 (PDF) (DOC)
  • What's on the CBSC Web, July 2015 (PDF)
  • Code Book Fundamentals, November 2015 (PDF)
  • Code Names - A One Page Explanation (PDF) (DOC)
  • Introducing the California Building Standards Commission, April 2016 (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)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF)
  • Glossary of Terms (Webpage)

Other State Agency Publications

  • California Solar Permitting Guidebook: Improving Permit Review and Approval for Small Solar Systems, Spring 2015, 2nd Edition Updated (PDF)
  • 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