New California building codes include climate change mandates

Starting in January, most new commercial construction in California will be required to install some solar generation and battery storage.

Starting in January, most new commercial construction in California will be required to install some solar generation and battery storage, along with heat pump technology, as the state moves toward its zero-carbon goals.

The new 2022 building standards mandate, approved by the California Energy Commission, adds to the renewable solar mandate that went into effect in January 2020 for all new single-family residential construction.

“Solar as a standard feature on all new homes went pretty smooth,” said Bob Raymer, technical director with the California Building Industry Association in Sacramento.

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Source: Biz Journals

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