Title 24 is a code that was set as a base line for California’s Energy Efficiency standards for low-rise residential buildings. The standards were established in the seventies but the Title 24 code was put into place in 2008, requiring all new residential projects meet the rigorous guidelines in order to obtain approval.
The code was developed in an effort to protect California’s energy future by reducing energy costs, increasing reliability and availability of electricity, improving building occupant comfort, and reducing the environmental impact each residence has on the state.
If you are not familiar with the code, you can read more online at Title 24’s Educational Resource Center: http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/educational_resources.html.
In 2013, changes were made to Title 24 standards that will go into effect on July 1, 2014. The new codes now require the use of a HERS Rater on new residential projects including residential home additions. We received a brief overview of the CEC 2013 Residential Standards from Title 24 Data Corp and feel it is important to share this information with our community. Please click the photo below to zoom in or click here to view the PDF document.
Healthy Home Workbook
As in all aspects of our building practices, we take our responsibility to you and to the community we all live in seriously. It is not enough to simply build a beautiful new home. We believe it is imperative that we build it responsibly. At Structure Home, this means a commitment to environmentally friendly products, the efficient use of resources, recycling, a paperless and sustainable organization and a consistent dedication to growth through advanced technology and to the conscious improvement of our carbon footprint.
Structure has assembled a summary workbook as a resource to illustrate and clarify how applying Health Sciences and Green Building Practices can improve your home and the environment. Within this informative workbook, you will also find some definitions and other resourceful websites. We felt that sharing this Healthy Home Workbook once again would be a smart and strong way to start the new year.
Download the PDF here