The following provides useful links that can answer most frequently asked questions

FAQ - Title 24

This link to a short video Introduction of Title 24 provides information on the following topics:

· What is Title 24?

· What is the purpose of Title 24?

· What are some of the major changes since the 2013 Standards?


This link to the Energy Commission's  2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards website, provides information on the following topics:

· Where to find the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings?

· Where to find relevant compliance manuals, compliance documents, and worksheets?

· What local ordinances exceed the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards?

FAQ - AB 802 BENCHMARKING AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE PROGRAM

This link to the Building Energy Benchmarking Program website provides information on the following topics:

· What is AB 802?

· When does the law take effect?

· What is the purpose of AB 802?

· What is the Importance of Benchmarking and Public Disclosure?

· How do building owners and property managers complete their reporting obligation?

· What if my city or county already has a benchmarking and public disclosure program?


This link to the Energy Commission's benchmarking regulations, provides information on the following topics:

· What is a "covered building"?

· What is a "disclosable building"?

· Are there exemptions to this program?

· What building data will become public and when?

· How do building owners and property managers obtain energy use data from the local utility?

· In what instances is tenant approval necessary and what happens if a tenant doesn't grant permission?

FAQ - Berkeley’s Building Energy Saving Ordinance

This link to Berkeley's BESO website provides information on the following topics:

· What is the Building Energy Saving Ordinance (BESO)?

· Where to find property status lists and application compliance checklists?

· What is the phase-in schedule for this ordinance and deadline for completing the energy assessment and energy benchmarking?


This link to Berkeley's ordinance provides information on the following topics:

· What is the purpose of BESO?

· Are there exemptions to this ordinance?

· How do building owners, property managers, and real estate brokers complete their energy assessment, energy benchmarking, and reporting requirements ?

FAQ - San Francisco's Existing Commercial Building Ordinance

This link to San Francisco's ECBO website provides information on the following topics:

· What is the Existing Commercial Building Ordinance (ECBO)?

· When must the energy benchmarking and energy audits be completed by?


This link to San Francisco's ECBO overview provides information on the following topics:

· What is the purpose of ECBO?

· Are there exemptions to this ordinance?

· For the size of my building, what level energy audit is needed?

· How do building owners, and property managers complete their energy auditing, energy benchmarking, and reporting requirements?