Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the requirements of Title 24, as it concerns the probable increase in energy consumption, of a single story, single family dwelling that is opened to access a proposed permitted addition of a solarium, and what are the steps that the builder of the solarium is required to take in order to be in compliance with Title 24?

Compliance with the Residential Energy Efficiency Standards is required if the existing house is opened to an addition. Before a building permit can be issued for a new directly conditioned space, approval of plans that include all of the compliance features per the applicable Prescriptive or Performance (computer) approach and a complete Certificate of Compliance (CF-1R) is required.

For more information you may visit the California Energy Commission website with the link provided below or call the Energy Efficiency Hotline at 1-800-772-3300 (toll free in Calif.)

  California Energy Commission
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