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New Construction and California’s Title 24

New Construction and California’s Title 24

How Does Title 24 Affect Residential Construction?

The Title 24 solar mandate requires that all new homes have solar photovoltaic systems installed. These solar system installation requirements are based on the home’s livable square footage and respective climate zone. Additionally, homes are expected to be equipped with energy-efficient technology and appliances to be more energy-friendly overall.

What Is Title 24?

Title 24 represents the California Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. These are standards set forth by the California Energy Commission in the California Code of Regulations. The California Energy Commission is responsible for implementing and updating building energy efficiency. These regulations are upheld by local city and county enforcement agencies authorized to verify and monitor compliance with building codes.

What Buildings Are Covered by the New Title 24 Standards?

The structures included in these new requirements and standards include new construction for commercial and residential structures; additionally including additions and alterations.

Why Do the Requirements Change Based on Climate Zone?

Extreme climates, specifically hot climates, are more in need of alternative energy sources that do not pull from the regular grid, with energy efficiency being a high priority. This is due to their higher rate of energy usage to keep their homes comfortable and the bigger strain on the grid from these needs. In cold or mild climates, it may not be as cost-effective to install solar-compatible systems on every new build.

What Do Title 24’s New Requirements Mean for Solar and My Home?

The new requirements are expected to help homeowners and businesses save money in the long run, but they will increase upfront costs during construction. Luckily, your return on investment begins as soon as you start pulling power from the solar panels. The goals of the new requirements include helping builders and owners achieve energy efficiency and environmental friendliness for single-family residences, multi-family buildings, and commercial buildings.

Solar Energy and SunLogix in the Coachella Valley

Whether you are building a new home or commercial structure or purchasing an existing one, you need to think about the future of energy for your structure. Find energy independence and efficiency with solar energy systems. Why pull from the grid when you can rely on your renewable energy system?

When you are ready to learn how solar can work for you, choose a company you can trust to deliver. SunLogix Energy has been a trusted company with an exemplary reputation in the Coachella Valley for years, and we are here to help you step into the future of energy independence.

Call SunLogix today to discuss solar energy at your home or office in the Coachella Valley.

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