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Effective Date Change for Parts of the 2013 CA Building Standards Code

Effective Date Change For Parts of the 2013 California Building Standards Code
Posted Date: 12/31/2013

Please Note! State of California - Government Operations Agency
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Building Standards Commission
2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130
Sacramento, California 95833-2936
(916) 263-0916
FAX (916) 263-0959

Building Standards Information Bulletin 13-07

DATE: December 18, 2013

TO: Local Building Departments, State Agencies and Departments, Licensed Contractors, Design Professionals, Interested Parties

SUBJECT: Effective Date Change For Parts of the 2013 California Building Standards Code.

The purpose of this information bulletin is to announce the change of the effective date of specific provisions of the 2013 edition of the California Building Standards Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. At the December 18, 2013, meeting of the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), the CBSC approved the action taken by the California Energy Commission (CEC) at its public hearing on December 11, 2013, changing the effective date of the 2013 California Energy Code, in Part 6, and the 2013 California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, in Part 1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations, from January 1, 2014, to July 1, 2014. The CBSC also addressed the necessary change in the effective date of affected energy provisions only in the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations. Background Unanticipated delays have occurred in developing the 2013 Public Domain Residential and Nonresidential California Building Energy Code Compliance (CBECC) software for demonstrating performance compliance with the 2013 California Energy Code. Without the new software, requiring compliance with the 2013 California Energy Code will create a hardship for the building design professionals, the construction industries and enforcement agencies. Related Action At its December 18, 2013, meeting the CBSC approved the change of the January 1, 2014, effective date for affected energy provisions only in the 2013 CALGreen, Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations to July 1, 2014. This action was necessary because of the relationship of these provisions to Part 1, Chapter 10, and Part 6, California Administrative Code and California Energy Code respectively. Summary of Change and Affect

California Energy Code, Part 6 – Effective July 1, 2014
The 2013 California Energy Code, Part 6, Title 24, California Code of Regulations now goes into effect on July 1, 2014. Until July 1, 2014, the 2010 California Energy Code, Part 6 is the effective code. The 2010 California Energy Code will remain in effect until July 1, 2014. California Administrative Code, Part 1, Chapter 10 – Effective July 1, 2014 •?The 2013

California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, Part 1, Title 24
California Code of Regulations now goes into effect on July 1, 2014. Until July 1, 2014, the 2010 California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, Part 1, continues to be the effective code. The 2010 California Administrative Code, Chapter 10, Part 1, will remain in effect until July 1, 2014. Questions relevant to the change of the effective date of the 2013 energy provisions contained in Part 1, Chapter 10, and Part 6, California Administrative Code and California Energy Code respectively, should be directed to the Energy Standards Hotline at (800) 772-3300 or via e-mail at Title24@energy.ca.gov.

CALGreen, Part 11
Affected energy provisions only of the 2013 CALGreen, Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations now go into effect on July 1, 2014. The affected energy provisions that will not be effective until July 1, 2014 are identified in the attached summary of Sections Effective July 1, 2014. The effective date for the remainder of the 2013 CALGreen code not listed in the attached summary is January 1, 2014.

Questions relevant to CALGreen and the change of the effective date for residential green building standards should be directed to Emily Withers, District Representative, Department of Housing and Community Development at (916) 445-9471 or via e-mail at ewithers@hcd.ca.gov.  

Questions regarding non-residential green building standards should be directed to the CBSC at (916) 263-0916 or via e-mail at cbsc@dgs.ca.gov . Please take note that all other Parts and provisions of the 2013 California Building Standards Code will become effective on January 1, 2014.

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