What you need to know about HERS?
New California Building Efficiency Standards for 2017 Cont.
Looking Forward to 2019
Title 24 is updated every three years, which means that there is one only update left to achieve the ZNE target for new residential construction. Today's standards take a big step toward meeting this goal, but there is still significant work to be done between now and 2020. Yesterday, the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission jointly released a New Residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan that outlines the path to reaching residential ZNE in the next 5 years. Key strategies include building market awareness, establishing early adopter programs, increased efforts to ensure that the value of ZNE is recognized (through ratings and appraisals), and technical tools and trainings.
Today's standards add to the long history of success of Title 24, which has saved Californians over $30 billion on our energy bills since the 1970s.