A Value-Added Title 24 Compliance Summary
Title 24 compliance is here to stay. Whether you are a building owner, homeowner, building operator, business owner, or construction manager, you need to be familiar with these requirements. In short, title 24 defines requirements that help make buildings and homes more energy-efficient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly.
As a result, business owners, building owners, and homeowners are saving money both short and long term. Short term, Title 24 compliance reduces monthly energy costs. Long term, it avoids or eliminates taxes that would be needed to build new energy plants.
The first Earth Day happened in 1970. In 1974, California became the first state to enact energy usage regulations. California was also the first to enact an energy regulation commission – the California Energy Commission (1975). Today, California has the lowest per capita energy consumption in the United States. Title 24 compliance has gradually increased over the past 47 years and can be expected to continue in 2021 and well beyond.
Key goals of the California Energy Commission and Title 24 compliance are:
- A 100% clean energy future.
- Ensuring a safe, resilient, and reliable supply of energy.
- Providing 60% of electricity from renewable energy by 2030.
- Becoming carbon neutral by sourcing 100% of energy from zero-carbon sources by 2045.
- Remaining at the forefront of clean energy leadership.
The most current updates took effect on January 1, 2020 (codified in 2019) with changes to Title 24, Part 6. Thechanges affect all building projects now applying for a building permit. Almost no construction is exempt. These changes include energy and water efficiency requirements along with indoor air quality for:
- Newly constructed buildings.
- Additions to existing buildings.
- Alterations to existing buildings.
- New residential requirements.
- Newly constructed healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities,etc.
K2D approaches every project with a fresh perspective, enthusiasm, and the highest level of expertise with a deep commitment to providing solutions that accommodate each client’s unique needs. Title 24 compliance is complex. This blog is only an introductory summary of how all the puzzle pieces need to fit together. A full understanding of current requirements, along with historical knowledge of what has worked best in the past, and a detailed current technology implementation plan provides the right solution for your specific needs.
Working with K2D as your energy efficiency expert results in compliance with the complexity of Title 24, sustainability, functionality, ease of maintenance, occupant comfort, improved building functionality, and the best ROI for your investment.