The California Energy Commission will begin work on the 2023 Standards next week, kicking off with a meeting of representatives from Industry and other stakeholders.  2023 is not a misprint.

The California Energy Commission has already kicked off the development of the next set of energy efficiency building standards and if they stay on track, this set of regulations will take effect on 1/1/23.

On Monday, CEC staff will meet with CBPA, BOMA, NAIOP, ICSC, IREM and CBIA staff to summarize the issues that will be addressed in the forthcoming rulemaking.

In spring of last year, the CEC adopted the nation’s first solar mandate for low-rise residential construction and that will take effect in January of 2020.  For the 2023 standards, the CEC has already indicated their primary attention will focus on high-rise residential, commercial buildings and the existing building stock.  Related topics will be covered at CEC workshops scheduled to take place from June 2019 – March of 2020.

This will have a huge impact on your new construction and tenant improvements.  We are asking our members to identify experts – and funding for technical work – to help with this work.  Updates will be provided as proposed changes begin to take shape.

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