7/31 Deadline for Comments – 2016 Residential Compliance Manual



7/31 Deadline for Comments – 2016 Residential Compliance Manual

July 2015   

Notice of Opportunity to Comment on the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Residential Compliance Manual and Documents

The California Energy Commission is providing interested parties with the opportunity to comment on the draft 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards Residential Compliance Manual and Documents (Title 24, Parts 1 and 6).

Electronic copies of the manual and documents may be obtained by clicking here.


The Energy Commission approves compliance manuals for each update to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Standards). The public is invited to provide comments to the docket on the draft residential manual and compliance documents through July 31, 2015.

The 2016 Residential Compliance Manual and compliance documents have been updated to include the new measures adopted in the 2016 Energy Standards. Updates are displayed in underline and strikeout for ease of review. Comments are to be made on the 2016 Energy Standards language updates. The Compliance Manual and documents are intended to help plans examiners, inspectors, owners, designers, builders, and energy consultants comply with, and enforce, California's 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for low-rise residential buildings. The lighting and domestic hot water requirements also apply to high-rise residential buildings. The information is written as a reference and an instructional guide and can be helpful for anyone directly or indirectly involved in the design and construction of energy efficient low-rise residential buildings.

Public Comment

Commenters are encouraged to e-file their comments by clicking here.

Paper comments should be submitted to the Dockets Unit by 4:00 p.m. on July 31, 2015, at this address:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 15-BSTD-02
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission also accepts comments by e-mail. Please include your name and any organization name. Comments should be in a downloadable, searchable format such as Microsoft® Word (.doc) or Adobe® Acrobat® (.pdf). Please include the docket number 15-BSTD-02 and indicate 2016 Residential Compliance Manual and Documents in the subject line. Send email comments to:


Written comments may be posted to the Energy Commission's website. Please note that your written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact information (e.g. your address, phone, email, etc.) become part of the viewable public record. This information may become available via Google, Yahoo, and any other search engines.

Public Adviser and Other Commission Contacts

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission proceedings. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser, Alana Mathews, at PublicAdviser@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4489 (toll free at (800) 822-6228).

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at lquiroz@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Media inquiries should be sent to the Media and Public Communications Office at mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov or (916) 654-4989.

For more information, visit http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2016standards/postadoption/.


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