California Green Building Standards Code

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REVISION RECORD
FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
SUPPLEMENT
July 1, 2015
2013 Title 24, Part 11, California Green Building Code
PLEASE NOTE: The date of this supplement is for identification purposes only.
See the History Note Appendix for the adoption and effective dates of the provisions.
It is suggested that the section number, as well as the page number be checked when inserting this material and
removing the superseded material. In case of doubt, rely on the section numbers rather than the page numbers because the section numbers must run consecutively.
It is further suggested that the superseded material be retained with this revision record sheet so that the prior
wording of any section can be easily ascertained.
Please keep the removed pages with this revision page for future reference.
Note
Due to the fact that the application date for a building permit establishes
the California Building Standards Code provisions that are effective at
the local level, which apply to the plans, specifications, and construction
for that permit, it is strongly recommended that the removed pages be
retained for historical reference.
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2. The city, county, or city and county shall file the
amendments, additions or deletions expressly marked
and identified as to the applicable findings. Cities,
counties, cities and counties, and fire departments
shall file the amendments, additions or deletions and
the findings with the California Building Standards
Commission at 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130,
Sacramento, CA 95833.
3. Findings prepared by fire protection districts shall be
ratified by the local city, county, or city and county
and filed with the California Department of Housing
and Community Development at 1800 3rd Street,
Room 260, Sacramento, CA 95811.
4. The city, county, or city and county shall obtain California Energy Commission approval for any energyrelated ordinances consistent with Public Resources
Code Section 25402.1(h)(2) and Title 24, Part 1, Section 10-106. Local governmental agencies may adopt
and enforce energy standards for newly constructed
buildings, additions, alterations and repairs, provided
the California Energy Commission finds that the standards will require buildings to be designed to consume no more energy than permitted by Part 6. Such
local standards include, but are not limited to, adopting the requirements of Part 6 before their effective
date, requiring additional energy conservation measures, or setting more stringent energy budgets.
101.8 Alternate materials, designs and methods of construction. The provisions of this code are not intended to prevent the use of any alternate material, appliance, installation,
device, arrangement, method, design or method of construction not specifically prescribed by this code, provided that any
such alternative has been approved. An alternate shall be
approved on a case-by-case basis where the enforcing agency
finds that the proposed alternate is satisfactory and complies
with the intent of the provisions of this code and is at least the
equivalent of that prescribed in this code in planning and
design, energy, water, material conservation and resource efficiency, environmental air quality, performance, safety and the
protection of life and health. Consideration and compliance
provisions for occupancies regulated by adopting state agencies are found in the sections listed below.
1. Section 1.2.2 in the California Building Code (CBC) for
the California Building Standards Commission.
2. Section 104.11 of Chapter 1, Division II for the Division
of the State Architect.
3. Section 1.8.7, Chapter 1, Administration, Division 1, of
the 2013 California Building Code and Section 1.2.6,
Chapter 1, Administration, Division 1, of the 2013 California Residential Code for the Department of Housing
and Community Development.
4. Section 7-104, 2013 California Administrative Code for
the Office of the Statewide Health Planning and Development.
101.9 Effective date of this code. Only those standards
approved by the California Building Standards Commission
that are effective at the time an application for a building permit
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is submitted shall apply to the plans and specifications for, and
to the construction performed under, that permit. For the effective dates of the provisions contained in this code, see the
appropriate application checklist and the History Note page of
this code.
101.10 Mandatory requirements. This code contains both
mandatory and voluntary green building measures. Mandatory
and voluntary measures are identified in the appropriate application checklist contained in this code.
101.11 Effective use of this code. The following steps shall be
used to establish which provisions of this code are applicable to
a specific occupancy:
1. Establish the type of occupancy.
2. Verify which state agency has authority for the established occupancy by reviewing the authorities list in Sections 103 through 106.
3. Once the appropriate agency has been identified, find the
chapter which covers the established occupancy.
4. The Matrix Adoption Tables at the beginning of Chapters 4 and 5 identify the mandatory green building measures necessary to meet the minimum requirements of
this code for the established occupancy.
5. Voluntary tier measures are contained in Appendix
Chapters A4 and A5. A checklist containing each green
building measure, both required and voluntary, is provided at the end of each appendix chapter. Each measure
listed in the application checklist has a section number
which correlates to a section where more information
about the specific measure is available.
6. The application checklist identifies which measures are
required by this code and allows users to check off which
voluntary items have been selected to meet voluntary tier
levels if desired or mandated by a city, county, or city and
county.
SECTION 102
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AND
INSTALLATION VERIFICATION
102.1 Submittal documents. Construction documents and
other data shall be submitted in one or more sets with each
application for a permit. Where special conditions exist, the
enforcing agency is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a licensed design professional and may be submitted separately.
Exception: The enforcing agency is authorized to waive the
submission of construction documents and other data not
required to be prepared by a licensed design professional.
102.2 Information on construction documents. Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and scope of the proposed green building feature
and show that it will conform to the provisions of this code, the
California Building Standards Code and other relevant laws,
ordinances, rules and regulations as determined by the enforcing agency.
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nonstructural components and strengthening of building structures. See also Division of the State Architect.
102.3 Verification. Documentation of conformance for applicable green building measures shall be provided to the enforcing
agency. Alternate methods of documentation shall be acceptable
when the enforcing agency finds that the proposed alternate documentation is satisfactory to demonstrate substantial conformance with the intent of the proposed green building measure.
Enforcing agency—State or local agency specified
by the applicable provisions of law.
Authority cited—Health and Safety Code Section
16600.
Reference—Health and Safety Code Sections 16600
through 16604.
SECTION 103
BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION
5. Unreinforced masonry bearing wall buildings.
103.1 Specific scope of application of the agency responsible
for enforcement, the enforcement agency, and the specific
authority to adopt and enforce such provisions of this code,
unless otherwise stated.
Application—Minimum seismic strengthening standards for buildings specified in Appendix Chapter 1 of
the California Existing Building Code, except for buildings subject to building standards adopted pursuant to
Health and Safety Code (commencing) with Section
17910.
1. Application—New construction, unless otherwise indicated in this code, of State buildings (all occupancies),
including buildings constructed by the Trustees of the
California State University and the Regents of the University of California.
Enforcing agency—State or local agency specified
by the applicable provisions of law.
Authority cited—Health and Safety Code Section
18934.6.
Enforcing agency—State or local agency specified by
the applicable provisions of law.
Reference—Health and Safety Code Sections 18901
through 18949.
Authority cited—Health and Safety Code Section
18934.5.
2. Application—All occupancies where no state agency
has the authority to adopt green building standards applicable to those occupancies.
Enforcing agency—State or local agency specified by
the applicable provisions of law.
Authority cited—Health and Safety Code Sections
18930.5 and 18938(b).
SECTION 104
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING
AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
104.1 Scope. Specific scope of application of the agency
responsible for enforcement, the enforcement agency and the
specific authority to adopt and enforce such provisions of this
code, unless otherwise stated.
1. Housing construction.
Application—Hotels, motels, lodging houses, apartment houses, dwellings, dormitories, condominiums,
shelters for homeless persons, congregate residences,
employee housing, factory-built housing and other
types of dwellings containing sleeping accommodations with or without common toilet or cooking facilities including accessory buildings, facilities and uses
thereto.
Reference—Health and Safety Code, Division 13, Part
2.5, commencing with Section 18901.
3. University of California, California State Universities and California Community Colleges.
Application—Standards for lighting for parking lots
and primary campus walkways at the University of
California, California State Universities and California Community Colleges.
Enforcing agency—Local building department or the
Department of Housing and Community Development.
Enforcing agency—State or local agency specified
by the applicable provisions of law.
Authority cited—Health and Safety Code Sections
17921, 17922 and 19990.
Authority cited—Government Code Section 14617.
Reference—Health and Safety Code Sections 17000
through 17060, 17910 through 17990, and 19960
through 19997.
Reference—Government Code Section 14617.
4. Existing state-owned buildings, including those
owned by the University of California and by the California State University.
Application—Building seismic retrofit standards
including abating falling hazards of structural and
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DIVISION OF THE STATE ARCHITECT
105.1 Specific scope of application of the agency responsible
for enforcement, the enforcement agency, and the specific
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authority to adopt and enforce such provisions of this code,
unless otherwise stated.
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106.1.1 Applicable administrative standards.
1. Title 24, Part 1, California Code of Regulations:
Chapters 6 and 7.
105.1.1 Application—Public elementary and secondary
schools and community colleges. New building construction and related site work on a new or existing site.
Enforcing agency—The Division of the State Architect-Structural Safety (DSA-SS) has been delegated the
responsibility and authority by the Department of General Services to review and approve the design and
observe the construction of public elementary and secondary schools, and community colleges.
Authority cited—Education Code Sections 17310 and
81142.
2. Title 24, Part 2, California Code of Regulations:
Sections 1.1 and 1.10 of Chapter 1, Division I and
Chapter 1, Division II.
106.1.2 Applicable building standards. California Building Standards Code, Title 24, Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12.
106.1.3 Identification of amendments. For applications
listed in Section 106.1, amendments appear in this code preceded with the acronym [OSHPD 1].
Authority—Health and Safety Code Sections 127010,
127015, 1275 and 129850.
Reference—Education Code Sections 17280 through
17317, and 81130 through 81147.
Reference—Health and Safety Code Sections 19958,
127010, 127015, 129680, 1275 and 129675 through
130070.
105.1.2 Applicable administrative standards.
1. Title 24, Part 1, California Code of Regulations:
Sections 4-301 through 4-355, Group 1, Chapter 4,
for public elementary and secondary schools, and
community colleges.
106.2 OSHPD 2. Specific scope of application of the agency
responsible for enforcement, enforcement agency and the specific authority to adopt and enforce such provisions of this
code, unless otherwise stated.
2. Title 24, Part 2, California Code of Regulations:
2.1. Sections 1.1 and 1.9.2 of Chapter 1, Division I.
2.2. Sections 102.1, 102.2, 102.3, 102.4, 102.5, 104.9,
104.10 and 104.11 of Chapter 1, Division II.
Application—Skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care
facilities, including distinct part skilled nursing and intermediate care services on a general acute care or acute psychiatric
hospital license, provided either are in a separate unit or a freestanding building. For structural regulations: Single-story,
Type V skilled nursing facility and/or intermediate care facilities utilizing wood or light steel-frame construction.
105.1.3 Applicable building standards. California Building Standards Code, Title 24, Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11 and 12,
California Code of Regulations, for school buildings and
community colleges.
SECTION 106
OFFICE OF STATEWIDE HEALTH
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
106.1 OSHPD 1. Specific scope of application of the agency
responsible for enforcement, enforcement agency and the specific authority to adopt and enforce such provisions of this
code, unless otherwise stated.
Application—General acute care hospitals and acute psychiatric hospitals, excluding distinct part units or distinct part
freestanding buildings providing skilled nursing or intermediate care services. For structural regulations: Skilled nursing
facilities and/or intermediate care facilities except those
skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities of
single-story, Type V, wood or light steel-frame construction.
Enforcing agency—Office of Statewide Health Planning
and Development (OSHPD). The office shall also enforce
the Division of the State Architect—Access Compliance
regulations and the regulations of the Office of the State Fire
Marshal for the above-stated facility type.
106.2.1 Applicable administrative standards.
1. Title 24, Part 1, California Code of Regulations:
Chapter 7.
2. Title 24, Part 2, California Code of Regulations:
Sections 1.1 and 1.10 of Chapter 1, Division I and
Chapter 1, Division II.
106.2.2 Applicable building standards. California Building Standards Code, Title 24, Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12.
106.2.3 Identification of amendments. For applications
listed in Section 106.2, amendments appear in this code preceded with the acronym [OSHPD 2].
Enforcing agency—Office of Statewide Health Planning
and Development (OSHPD). The office shall enforce the
Division of the State Architect—Access Compliance regulations and the regulations of the Office of the State Fire
Marshal for the above-stated facility types.
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Authority—Health and Safety Code Sections 127010,
127015, 1275 and 129850.
Reference—Health and Safety Code Sections 127010,
127015, 1275 and 129680.
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106.3 OSHPD 4. Specific scope of application of the agency
responsible for enforcement, enforcement agency and the specific authority to adopt and enforce such provisions of this
code, unless otherwise stated.
Application—Correctional treatment centers.
Enforcing agency—Office of Statewide Health Planning
and Development (OSHPD). The office shall also enforce
the Division of the State Architect—Access Compliance
regulations and the regulations of the Office of the State Fire
Marshal for the above-stated facility types.
106.3.1 Applicable administrative standards.
1. Title 24, Part 1, California Code of Regulations:
Chapter 7.
2. Title 24, Part 2, California Code of Regulations:
Sections 1.1 and 1.10 of Chapter 1, Division I and
Chapter 1, Division II.
106.3.2 Applicable building standards. California Building Standards Code, Title 24, Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12.
106.3.3 Identification of amendments. For applications
listed in Section 106.3, amendments appear in this code preceded with the acronym [OSHPD 4], unless the entire chapter is applicable.
Authority—Health and Safety Code Sections 127010,
127010, 127015 and 129790.
References—Health and Safety Code Sections 127010,
127015, 1275, and 129675 through 130070.
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CHAPTER 2
DEFINITIONS
SECTION 201
GENERAL
201.1 Scope. Unless otherwise stated, the following words and
terms shall, for the purposes of this code, have the meanings
shown in this chapter.
201.2 Interchangeability. Words used in the present tense
include the future; words stated in the masculine gender
include the feminine and neuter; the singular number includes
the plural and the plural, the singular.
201.3 Terms defined in other documents. Where terms are
not defined in this code and are defined in the California Building Standards Code or other referenced documents, such terms
shall have the meanings ascribed to them as in those publications.
BALANCE. To proportion flows within the distribution system, including submains, branches and terminals, according to
design quantities.
BIORETENTION. A shallow depression that utilizes conditioned soil and vegetation for the storage, treatment or infiltration of storm water runoff.
BROWNFIELD SITE. Real property, the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence
or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or
contaminant, with certain legal exclusions and additions.
Note: See the full text at the EPA’s website.
201.4 Terms not defined. Where terms are not defined as specified in this section, such terms shall have ordinarily accepted
meanings such as the context implies.
1 BTU/HOUR. British thermal units per hour, also referred to
as Btu. The amount of heat required to raise one pound of water
one degree Fahrenheit per hour, a common measure of heat
transfer rate. A ton of refrigeration is 12,000 Btu, the amount of
heat required to melt a ton (2,000 pounds) of ice at 32° Fahrenheit.
SECTION 202
DEFINITIONS
ADDITION. An extension or increase in floor area of an existing building or structure.
BUILDING COMMISSIONING. A systematic quality
assurance process that spans the entire design and construction
process, including verifying and documenting that building
systems and components are planned, designed, installed,
tested, operated and maintained to meet the owner’s project
requirements.
ADJUST. To regulate fluid flow rate and air patterns at the terminal equipment, such as to reduce fan speed or adjust a
damper.
BUILDING ENVELOPE. The ensemble of exterior and
demising partitions of a building that enclose conditioned
space.
AGRIFIBER PRODUCTS. Agrifiber products include
wheatboard, strawboard, panel substrates and door cores, not
including furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) not considered base building elements.
CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE. The current version of
the California Building Code.
ALBEDO. Synonymous with solar reflectance, which is a
ratio of the energy reflected back into the atmosphere to the
energy absorbed by the surface, with 100 percent being total
reflectance.
CALIFORNIA ELECTRICAL CODE. The current version
of the California Electrical Code.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY CODE. The current version of the
California Energy Code, unless otherwise specified.
CALIFORNIA MECHANICAL CODE. The current version of the California Mechanical Code.
ALTERATION OR ALTER. Any construction or renovation
to an existing structure other than repair for the purpose of
maintenance or addition.
CALIFORNIA PLUMBING CODE. The current version of
the California Plumbing Code.
ARB (CARB). The California Air Resources Board.
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL CODE. The current version
of the California Residential Code.
ARTERIAL HIGHWAY. A general term denoting a highway
primarily for through traffic usually on a continuous route.
ASSEMBLY (ASSEMBLY PRODUCT). An assembly
(assembly product) includes or has been formulated using multiple materials.
AUTOMATIC. Automatic means capable of operating without human intervention.
A-WEIGHTED SOUND LEVEL (dba). The sound pressure
level in decibels as measured on a sound level meter using the
internationally standardized A-weighting filter or as computed
from sound spectral data to which A-weighting adjustments
have been made.
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CHLOROFLUOROCARBON (CFC). A class of compounds primarily used as refrigerants, consisting of only chlorine, fluorine and carbon.
COMMUNITY NOISE EQUIVALENT LEVEL (CNEL)
HIGHWAY. A metric similar to the day-night average sound
level (Ldn), except that a 5 decibel (dB) adjustment is added to
the equivalent continuous sound exposure level for evening
hours (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) in addition to the 10 dB nighttime
adjustment used in the Ldn.
COMPACT DISHWASHER. A dishwasher that has a capacity of less than eight place settings plus six serving pieces as
specified in ANSI/AHAM DW-1.
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DEFINITIONS
COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS. Composite wood
products include hardwood plywood, particleboard and
medium density fiberboard. “Composite wood products” does
not include hardboard, structural plywood, structural panels,
structural composite lumber, oriented strand board, glued laminated timber, prefabricated wood I-joists or finger-jointed
lumber, all as specified in California Code of Regulations
(CCR), Title 17, Section 93120.1(a).
Note: See CCR, Title 17, Section 93120.1.
CONDITIONED FLOOR AREA. The floor area (in square
feet) of enclosed conditioned space on all floors of a building,
as measured at the floor level of the exterior surfaces of exterior
walls enclosing the conditioned space.
CONDITIONED SPACE. A space in a building that is either
directly conditioned or indirectly conditioned.
CONDITIONED SPACE, DIRECTLY. An enclosed space
that is provided with wood heating, is provided with mechanical heating that has a capacity exceeding 10 Btu/hr-ft2, or is
provided with mechanical cooling that has a capacity exceeding 5 Btu/hr-ft2, unless the space-conditioning system is
designed for a process space. (See Process Space.)
CONDITIONED SPACE, INDIRECTLY. Enclosed space,
including but not limited to, unconditioned volume in atria, that
(1) is not directly conditioned space; and (2) either (a) has a
thermal transmittance area product (UA) to directly conditioned space exceeding that to the outdoors or to unconditioned
space and does not have fixed vents or openings to the outdoors
or to unconditioned space, or (b) is a space through which air
from directly conditioned spaces is transferred at a rate exceeding three air changes per hour.
DISPOSAL. The management of solid waste through landfilling or transformation at permitted solid waste facilities.
DIVERSION. Activities which reduce or eliminate the amount
of solid waste from solid waste disposal for purposes of this
code.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV). An automotive-type vehicle
for on-road use, such as passenger automobiles, buses, trucks,
vans, neighborhood electric vehicles, electric motorcycles, and
the like, primarily powered by an electric motor that draws current from a rechargeable storage battery, fuel cell, photovoltaic
array, or other source of electric current. Plug-in hybrid electric
vehicles (PHEV) are considered electric vehicles. For purposes
of the California Electrical Code, off-road, self-propelled electric vehicles, such as industrial trucks, hoists, lifts, transports,
golf carts, airline ground support equipment, tractors, boats,
and the like, are not included.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION(S) (EVCS).
One or more spaces intended for charging electric vehicles.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT (EVSE).
The conductors, including the ungrounded, grounded, and
equipment grounding conductors and the electric vehicle connectors, attachment plugs, and all other fittings, devices, power
outlets, or apparatus installed specifically for the purpose of
transferring energy between the premises wiring and the electric vehicle.
EMBODIED ENERGY. The energy used for raw material
extraction, transportation, manufacturing, assembly, installation and disposal during the life of a product, including the
potential energy stored within the product.
COOL PAVEMENT(S). Includes, but is not limited to, high
albedo pavements and coatings, vegetative surfaces, porous or
pervious pavements that allow water infiltration, and pavements shaded by trees and other sources of shade.
ENERGY BUDGET. The sum of the annual TDV energy consumption for energy use components included in the performance compliance approach for the Standard Design Building,
as established in the Alternative Calculation Method Reference
Manual approved by the Energy Commission and calculated
by Compliance Software certified by the Energy Commission.
COOLING EQUIPMENT. Equipment used to provide
mechanical cooling for a room or rooms in a building.
ENERGY COMMISSION. The California State Energy
Resources Conservation and Development Commission.
CUTOFF LUMINAIRES. Luminaires whose light distribution
is such that the candela per 1000 lamp lumens does not numerically exceed 25 (2.5 percent) at an angle of 90 degrees above
nadir, and 100 (10 percent) at a vertical angle of 80 degrees above
nadir. This applies to all lateral angles around the luminaire.
DAY-NIGHT AVERAGE SOUND LEVEL (Ldn). The
A-weighted equivalent continuous sound exposure level for a
24-hour period with a 10 dB adjustment added to sound levels
occurring during nighttime hours (10 p.m. to 7 a.m.).
DECIBEL (dB). A measure on a logarithmic scale of the magnitude of a particular quantity (such as sound pressure, sound
power, sound intensity) with respect to a reference quantity.
ENERGY DESIGN RATING. The sum of the annual TDV
energy consumption for energy use components included in
the performance compliance approach for the Standard Design
Building (Energy Budget) and the annual time dependent valuation (TDV) energy consumption for lighting and components
not regulated by Title 24, Part 6 (such as domestic appliances
and consumer electronics) and accounting for the annual TDV
energy offset by an on-site renewable energy system. The
Design Rating is calculated by Compliance Software certified
by the Energy Commission.
ENERGY EQUIVALENT (NOISE) LEVEL (Leq). The level
of a steady noise which would have the same energy as the fluctuating noise level integrated over the time period of interest.
DEVELOPMENT FOOTPRINT. The total area of the building footprint, hardscape, access roads and parking.
ENFORCING AGENCY. The designated department or
agency as specified by statute or regulation.
DIRECT-VENT APPLIANCE. A fuel-burning appliance
with a sealed combustion system that draws all air for combustion from the outside atmosphere and discharges all flue gases
to the outside atmosphere.
EUTROPHICATION. The excessive growth of aquatic
plants, especially algae, producing bacteria which consume
nearly all of the oxygen required to sustain fauna and other
flora.
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DEFINITIONS
PLANTS.
Adaptive plants. Adaptive plants are plants that grow well
in a given habitat with minimal attention in the form of winter protection, pest protection, irrigation and fertilization
once established.
Note: Adaptive plants are considered low in maintenance and are not invasive plants.
Invasive plants. Invasive plants are both indigenous and
nonindigenous species with growth habits that are characteristically aggressive.
Note: Invasive plants typically have a high reproductive
capacity and tendency to overrun the ecosystems they
inhabit.
Native plants. Native plants are plants that have adapted to
a given area and are not invasive.
POSTCONSUMER CONTENT. [BSC, DSA-SS] Waste
material generated by consumers after it is used and which
would otherwise be discarded.
POSTCONSUMER CONTENT. [HCD] Any material
which has been used by a consumer and then recycled for use in
a new material or product.
POTABLE WATER. Water that is drinkable and meets the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Drinking Water
Standards. See definition in the California Plumbing Code,
Part 5.
POTABLE WATER. [HCD] Water that is satisfactory for
drinking, culinary, and domestic purposes, and meets the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Drinking Water
Standards and the requirements of the Health Authority Having Jurisdiction.
PRECONSUMER (or POSTINDUSTRIAL) [BSC,
DSA-SS] Material diverted from the waste stream during one
manufacturing process, including scraps, damaged goods, and
excess production, that is used in another manufacturing process.
PRECONSUMER (OR POSTINDUSTRIAL) CONTENT.
[HCD] Material diverted from the waste stream during one
manufacturing process, including scraps, damaged goods and
excess production that is reclaimed and used in another manufacturing process. Excluded is reutilization of materials such as
rework, regrind or scrap generated in a process and capable of
being reclaimed within the same process that generated those
wastes.
PROCESS. An activity or treatment that is not related to the
space conditioning, lighting, service water heating or ventilating of a building as it relates to human occupancy.
PROCESS SPACE. A space that is thermostatically controlled to maintain a process environment temperature less than
55ºF or to maintain a process environment temperature greater
than 90º F for the whole space that the system serves, or that is a
space with a space-conditioning system designed and controlled to be incapable of operating at temperatures above 55º F
or incapable of operating at temperatures below 90º F at design
conditions.
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PRODUCT-WEIGHTED MIR (PWMIR). The sum of all
weighted-MIR for all ingredients in a product subject to this
article. The PWMIR is the total product reactivity expressed to
hundredths of a gram of ozone formed per gram of product
(excluding container and packaging).
Note: PWMIR is calculated according to equations found in
CCR, Title 17, Section 94521(a).
PROPORTIONAL RECYCLED CONTENT (PRCM).
The amount of recycled content of a material in an assembly as
related to the percentage of the material in an assembly product. PRCM is derived by multiplying the percentage of each
material in an assembly by the percentage of recycled content
in the material.
PSIG. Pounds per square inch, gauge.
RAINWATER. Precipitation on any public or private parcel
that has not entered an offsite storm drain system or channel, a
flood control channel, or any other stream channel, and has not
previously been put to beneficial use.
RAINWATER CATCHMENT SYSTEM. A facility
designed to capture, retain, and store rainwater flowing off a
building, parking lot, or any other manmade impervious surface for subsequent onsite use. Rainwater catchment system is
also known as “Rainwater Harvesting System” or “Rainwater
Capture System.”
REACTIVE ORGANIC COMPOUND (ROC). Any compound that has the potential, once emitted, to contribute to
ozone formation in the troposphere.
RECLAIMED (RECYCLED) WATER. [HCD] Nonpotable
water that meets California Department of Public Health statewide uniform criteria for disinfected tertiary recycled water.
Reclaimed (recycled) water is also known as “recycled water”
or “reclaimed water.”
RECYCLE or RECYCLING. The process of collecting,
sorting, cleansing, treating and reconstituting materials that
would otherwise become solid waste, and returning them to the
economic mainstream in the form of raw material for new,
reused or reconstituted products which meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace. “Recycling”
does not include transformation, as defined in Public
Resources Code Section 40201.
RECYCLED CONTENT. [BSC, DSA-SS] Refer to International Organization of Standards ISO 14021—Environmental
labels and declarations—Self-declared environmental claims
(Type II environmental labeling).
RECYCLED CONTENT (RC). [HCD] The amount of recycled material in an assembly product or material. Refer to International Organization for Standardization ISO 14021–
Environmental labels and declarations–Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labeling).
RECYCLED CONTENT VALUE (RCV). [BSC, DSA-SS]
Material cost multiplied by postconsumer content plus 1/2 the
preconsumer content, or RCV = $ X (postconsumer content +
1/ preconsumer content).
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Assembly products (RCVA). Assembly product cost multiplied by the recycled content of the assembly based on all
of the postconsumer content and 50 percent of the
preconsumer content.
Materials (RCVM). Material cost multiplied by recycled
content of the material based on all of the postconsumer
content and 50 percent of the preconsumer content.
RECYCLED WATER. Water which, as a result of treatment of
waste, is suitable for a direct beneficial use or a controlled use that
would not otherwise occur [Water Code Section 13050 (n)]. Simply put, recycled water is water treated to remove waste matter,
attaining a quality that is suitable to use the water again.
SHORT RADIUS ELBOW. Pipe fitting installed between
two lengths of pipe or tubing to allow a change of direction,
with a radius 1.0 times the pipe diameter.
S I N G L E O C C U PA N T S PAC E S . Private o ffices,
workstations in open offices, reception workstations, and ticket
booths.
SOLAR ACCESS. The ratio of solar insolation including
shade to the solar insolation without shade. Shading from
obstructions located on the roof or any other part of the building shall not be included in determination of annual solar
access.
SOLAR REFLECTANCE. A measure of the fraction of solar
energy that is reflected by a surface (measured on a scale of
zero to one).
REFERENCE EVAPOTRANSPIRATION (ETo). [BSC]
The estimated rate of evapotranspiration from a standardized
surface of well watered, actively growing cool season four- to
seven-inch (10.16 to 17.78 cm) turfgrass with sufficient density to fully shade the soil. The water needs of a landscape
planting can be calculated by multiplying the Landscape Coefficient [Kl] and Reference Evapotranspiration (ETo).
SOLAR REFLECTANCE INDEX (SRI). A measure of a
material surface’s ability to reflect solar heat, as shown by a
small temperature rise. It includes both solar reflectance and
thermal emittance and is quantified such that a standard black
surface (solar reflectance 0.05, thermal emittance 0.90) is zero
and a standard white surface (solar reflectance 0.80, thermal
emittance 0.90) is 100.
REFERENCE EVAPOTRANSPIRATION (ETo). [HCD]
Evapotranspiration is the loss of water to the atmosphere by the
combined processes of evaporation (from soil and plant surfaces) and transpiration (from plant tissues). It is an indicator of
how much water crops, lawn, garden, and trees need for healthy
growth and productivity. Reference evapotranspiration (ETo)
is the industry standard for determining irrigation requirements. ETo is an estimate of the evapotranspiration of a large
field of four- to seven-inch tall, cool-season grass that is well
watered.
SOLID WASTE.
(a) All putrescible and nonputrescible solid, semisolid and
liquid wastes, including garbage, trash, refuse, paper,
rubbish, ashes, industrial wastes, demolition and construction wastes, abandoned vehicles and parts thereof,
discarded home and industrial appliances, dewatered,
treated or chemically fixed sewage sludge which is not
hazardous waste, manure, vegetable or animal solid
and semisolid wastes, and other discarded solid and
semisolid wastes.
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING. See “LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING” or “HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING.”
(b) “Solid waste” does not include any of the following
wastes:
RESILIENT FLOORING. Refers to nontextile flooring
materials which have a relatively firm surface, yet characteristically have “give” and “bounce back” to their original surface
profile from the weight of objects that compress its surface.
Resilient flooring materials are made in various shapes and
sizes including both tile and roll form. Common types of resilient flooring include but are not limited to:
(2) Radioactive waste regulated pursuant to the
Radiation Control Law (Chapter 8, commencing
with Section 114960, of Part 9 of Division 104 of
the Health and Safety Code).
(1) Hazardous waste, as defined in Public Resources
Code Section 40141.
(3) Medical waste regulated pursuant to the Medical
Waste Management Act (Part 14 commencing
with Section 117600) of Division 104 of the
Health and Safety Code). Untreated medical
waste shall not be disposed of in a solid waste
landfill, as defined in Public Resources Code
Section 40195.1. Medical waste that has been
treated and deemed to be solid waste shall be regulated pursuant to this division.
1. Vinyl composition tile.
2. Vinyl tile and sheet flooring.
3. Linoleum tile and sheet.
4. Cork tile and sheet flooring.
5. Rubber tile and sheet flooring.
6. Polymeric poured seamless flooring.
7. Other types of non-textile synthetic flooring.
RE-USE. The use, in the same form as it was produced, of a
material which might otherwise be discarded.
SCHRADER ACCESS VALVES. Access fittings with a
valve core installed.
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STANDARD DISHWASHER. A dishwasher that has a
capacity equal to or greater than eight place settings plus six
serving pieces as specified in ANSI/AHAM DW-1.
SUBMETER. A meter installed subordinate to a site meter.
Usually used to measure water intended for one purpose, such
as landscape irrigation. For the purposes of CALGreen, a dedicated meter may be considered a submeter.
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CHAPTER 3 – GREEN BUILDING
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
Adopting agency
HCD
BSC
SFM
1
2
DSA
1-AC
AC
OSHPD
SS
1
2
3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4
BSCC DPH
AGR DWR CEC
CA
SL
SLC
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Adopt entire chapter as amended
(amended sections listed below)
Adopt only those sections that are
listed below
X
X
X
X
Chapter/Section
301
301.1
X
301.1.1
X
X
301.3
X
301.3.1
X
302
X
X
X
X
X
X
303
X
X
X
X
X
X
304
X
X
X
X
X
305
>
301.2
X
X
306
X
CHAPTER 3
GREEN BUILDING
SECTION 301
GENERAL
301.1 Scope. Buildings shall be designed to include the green
building measures specified as mandatory in the application
checklists contained in this code. Voluntary green building
measures are also included in the application checklists and
may be included in the design and construction of structures
covered by this code, but are not required unless adopted by a
city, county, or city and county as specified in Section 101.7.
301.1.1 Additions and alterations. [HCD] The mandatory provisions of Chapter 4 shall be applied to additions or
alterations of existing residential buildings where the addition or alteration increases the building’s conditioned area,
volume, or size. The requirements shall apply only to
and/or within the specific area of the addition or alteration.
Note: On and after January 1, 2014, residential buildings
undergoing permitted alterations, additions or improvements shall replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures
with water-conserving plumbing fixtures. Plumbing fixture replacement is required prior to issuance of a certificate of final completion, certificate of occupancy or final
permit approval by the local building department. See
Civil Code Section 1101.1, et seq., for the definition of a
noncompliant plumbing fixture, types of residential
buildings affected and other important enactment dates.
301.2 Low-rise and high-rise residential buildings. [HCD]
The provisions of individual sections of CALGreen may apply
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to either low-rise residential buildings, high-rise residential
buildings, or both. Individual sections will be designated by
banners to indicate where the section applies specifically to
low-rise only (LR) or high-rise only (HR). When the section
applies to both low-rise and high-rise buildings, no banner will
be used.
301.3 Nonresidential additions and alterations. [BSC] The
provisions of individual sections of Chapter 5 apply to newly
constructed buildings, building additions of 1,000 square feet
or greater, and/or building alterations with a permit valuation
of $200,000 or above (for occupancies within the authority of
California Building Standards Commission). Code sections
relevant to additions and alterations shall only apply to the portions of the building being added or altered within the scope of
the permitted work.
A code section will be designated by a banner to indicate
where the code section only applies to newly constructed buildings [N] or to additions and/or alterations [A]. When the code
section applies to both, no banner will be used.
301.3.1 Nonresidential additions and alterations that
cause updates to plumbing fixtures only:
Note: On and after January 1, 2014, certain commercial real
property, as defined in Civil Code Section 1101.3, shall have
its noncompliant plumbing fixtures replaced with appropriate water-conserving plumbing fixtures under specific circumstances. See Civil Code Section 1101.1 et seq. for
definitions, types of commercial real property affected,
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effective dates, circumstances necessitating replacement of
noncompliant plumbing fixtures, and duties and responsibilities for ensuring compliance.
SECTION 302
MIXED OCCUPANCY BUILDINGS
302.1 Mixed occupancy buildings. In mixed occupancy
buildings, each portion of a building shall comply with the specific green building measures applicable to each specific occupancy.
SECTION 303
PHASED PROJECTS
303.1 Phased projects. For shell buildings and others constructed for future tenant improvements, only those code measures relevant to the building components and systems
considered to be new construction (or newly constructed) shall
apply.
303.1.1 Tenant improvements. The provisions of this code
shall apply only to the initial tenant or occupant improvements to a project.
SECTION 304
VOLUNTARY TIERS
304.1 Purpose. Voluntary tiers are intended to further encourage building practices that improve public health, safety and
general welfare by promoting the use of building concepts
which minimize the building’s impact on the environment and
promote a more sustainable design.
304.1.1 Tiers. The provisions of Divisions A4.6 and A5.6
outline means, in the form of voluntary tiers, for achieving
enhanced construction levels by incorporating additional
measures for residential and nonresidential new construction. Voluntary tiers may be adopted by local governments
and, when adopted, enforced by local enforcing agencies.
Buildings complying with tiers specified for each occupancy contain additional prerequisite and elective green
building measures necessary to meet the threshold of each
tier. See Section 101.7 of this code for procedures and
requirements related to local amendments, additions or
deletions, including changes to energy standards.
SECTION 305 [OSHPD 1]
CALGreen TIER 1 AND CALGreen TIER 2
305.1 CALGreen Tier 1 and CALGreen Tier 2 buildings contain
voluntary green building measures necessary to meet the
threshold of each level.
305.1.1 CALGreen Tier 1. To achieve CALGreen Tier 1,
buildings must comply with the latest edition of “Savings
By Design, Healthcare Modeling Procedures” found online
at
http://www.energysoft.com/main/page_downloads_
sbd_healthcare.html.
305.1.2 CALGreen Tier 2. To achieve CALGreen Tier 2,
buildings must exceed the latest edition of “Savings By
Design, Healthcare Modeling Procedures” by a minimum
of 15 percent.
SECTION 306 [DSA-SS]
VOLUNTARY MEASURES
306.1 Purpose. For public schools and community colleges,
Appendix A5, Nonresidential Voluntary Measures, is provided
as a guideline to further encourage building practices that
improve public health, safety and general welfare by promoting the use of building concepts which minimize the building’s
impact on the environment, promote a more sustainable design
and high-performance educational facilities.
306.1.1 The optional provisions of Appendix A5, Divisions
A5.1 through A5.5, outline means of achieving enhanced
construction levels by incorporating additional measures
that exceed the mandatory code.
306.1.2 The measures outlined in Chapter 5, Section 5.410.2
for Commissioning and Section 5.410.4 for Testing and
Adjusting are not adopted as mandatory standards by the DSA;
however, are referenced here as optional verification practices
that are encouraged and recommended to ensure performance,
comfort, system durability, reliability, indoor air quality, and
efficiency.
[BSC & HCD] Where there are practical difficulties
involved in complying with the threshold levels of a tier, the
enforcing agency may grant modifications for individual
cases. The enforcing agency shall first find that a special
individual reason makes the strict letter of the tier impractical and that modification is in conformance with the intent
and purpose of the measure. The details of any action granting modification shall be recorded and entered in the files of
the enforcing agency.
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CHAPTER 4 – RESIDENTIAL MANDATORY MEASURES
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
HCD
Adopting agency
BSC
SFM
1
2
DSA
1-AC
AC
OSHPD
SS
1
2
3
4
BSCC
DPH
AGR
DWR CEC
CA
SL
SLC
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Adopt entire chapter as amended
(amended sections listed below)
Adopt only those sections that are
listed below
X
Chapter/Section
4.1
X
4.2
†
4.3
X
4.4
X
4.5
X
The state agency does not adopt sections identified by the following symbol: †.
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SECTION 4.106
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Division 4.1 – PLANNING AND DESIGN
SECTION 4.101
GENERAL
4.101.1 Scope. The provisions of this division outline planning, design and development methods that include environmentally responsible site selection, building design, building
siting and development to protect, restore and enhance the
environmental quality of the site and respect the integrity of
adjacent properties.
SECTION 4.102
DEFINITIONS
4.102.1 Definitions. The following terms are defined in Chapter 2.
FRENCH DRAIN.
WATTLES.
SECTION 4.103
SITE SELECTION
(Reserved)
SECTION 4.104
SITE PRESERVATION
(Reserved)
SECTION 4.105
DECONSTRUCTION AND REUSE
OF EXISTING STRUCTURES
(Reserved)
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4.106.1 General. Preservation and use of available natural
resources shall be accomplished through evaluation and careful planning to minimize negative effects on the site and adjacent areas. Preservation of slopes, management of storm water
drainage and erosion controls shall comply with this section.
4.106.2 Storm water drainage and retention during construction. Projects which disturb less than one acre of soil and
are not part of a larger common plan of development which in
total disturbs one acre or more, shall manage storm water
drainage during construction. In order to manage storm water
drainage during construction, one or more of the following
measures shall be implemented to prevent flooding of adjacent
property, prevent erosion and retain soil runoff on the site.
1. Retention basins of sufficient size shall be utilized to
retain storm water on the site.
2. Where storm water is conveyed to a public drainage system, collection point, gutter or similar disposal method,
water shall be filtered by use of a barrier system, wattle or
other method approved by the enforcing agency.
3. Compliance with a lawfully enacted storm water management ordinance.
4.106.3 Grading and paving. Construction plans shall indicate how the site grading or drainage system will manage all
surface water flows to keep water from entering buildings.
Examples of methods to manage surface water include, but are
not limited to, the following:
1. Swales
2. Water collection and disposal systems
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3. French drains
4. Water retention gardens
5. Other water measures which keep surface water away
from buildings and aid in groundwater recharge.
Exception: Additions and alterations not altering the drainage path.
4.106.4. Electric vehicle (EV) charging for new construction. New construction shall comply with Sections 4.106.4.1
and 4.106.4.2 to facilitate future installation and use of EV
chargers. Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) shall be
installed in accordance with the California Electrical Code,
Article 625.
Exceptions: On a case-by-case basis, where the local
enforcing agency has determined EV charging and infrastructure are not feasible based upon one or more of the following conditions:
1. Where there is no commercial power supply.
2. Where there is evidence substantiating that meeting the
requirements will alter the local utility infrastructure
design requirements on the utility side of the meter so
as to increase the utility side cost to the homeowner or
the developer by more than $400.00 per dwelling unit.
4.106.4.1 New one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses with attached private garages. For each dwelling
unit, install a listed raceway to accommodate a dedicated
208/240-volt branch circuit. The raceway shall not be less
than trade size 1 (nominal 1-inch inside diameter). The raceway shall originate at the main service or subpanel and shall
terminate into a listed cabinet, box or other enclosure in close
proximity to the proposed location of an EV charger. Raceways are required to be continuous at enclosed, inaccessible
or concealed areas and spaces. The service panel and/or
subpanel shall provide capacity to install a 40-ampere minimum dedicated branch circuit and space(s) reserved to permit
installation of a branch circuit overcurrent protective device.
4.106.4.1.1 Identification. The service panel or subpanel
circuit directory shall identify the overcurrent protective
device space(s) reserved for future EV charging as “EV
CAPABLE”. The raceway termination location shall be
permanently and visibly marked as “EV CAPABLE”.
4.106.4.2 New multifamily dwellings. Where 17 or more
multifamily dwelling units are constructed on a building
site, 3 percent of the total number of parking spaces provided for all types of parking facilities, but in no case less
than one, shall be electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS)
capable of supporting future EVSE and shall be identified
on construction documents. Calculations for the number of
EVCS shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.
Note: Construction documents are intended to demonstrate the project’s capability and capacity for facilitating
future EV charging. There is no requirement for EVCS
to be constructed or available until EV chargers are
installed for use.
4.106.4.2.1 Electric vehicle charging station (EVCS)
locations. Construction documents shall indicate the
location of proposed EVCS. At least one EVCS shall be
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residents.
When EV chargers are installed, EVCS required by
Section 4.106.2.2, Item 3, shall comply with at least one
of the following options:
1. The EVCS shall be located adjacent to an accessible parking space meeting the requirements of the
California Building Code, Chapter 11A, to allow
use of the EV charger from the accessible parking
space.
2. The EVCS shall be located on an accessible route,
as defined in the California Building Code, Chapter 2, to the building.
4.106.4.2.2 Electric vehicle charging station (EVCS)
dimensions and slope. The EVCS shall be designed to
comply with the following:
1. The minimum length of each EVCS shall be 18
feet (5486 mm).
2. The minimum width of each EVCS shall be 9 feet
(2743 mm).
3. One in every 25 EVCS, but not less than one
EVCS, shall also have an 8-foot (2438 mm) wide
minimum aisle. A 5-foot (1524 mm) wide minimum aisle shall be permitted provided the minimum width of the EVCS is 12 feet (3658 mm).
a. Surface slope for this EVCS and the aisle shall
not exceed 1 unit vertical in 48 units horizontal
(2.083 percent slope) in any direction.
4.106.4.2.3 Single EVCS required. Install a listed raceway capable of accommodating a 208/240-volt dedicated
branch circuit. The raceway shall not be less than trade
size 1 (nominal 1-inch inside diameter). The raceway shall
originate at the main service or subpanel and shall terminate into a listed cabinet, box or enclosure in close proximity to the proposed location of the EVCS. Construction
documents shall identify the raceway termination point.
The service panel and/or subpanel shall provide capacity
to install a 40-ampere minimum dedicated branch circuit
and space(s) reserved to permit installation of a branch circuit overcurrent protective device.
4.106.4.2.4 Multiple EVCS required. Construction
documents shall indicate the raceway termination point
and proposed location of future EVCS and EV chargers.
Construction documents shall also provide information
on amperage of future EVSE, raceway method(s), wiring
schematics and electrical load calculations to verify that
the electrical panel service capacity and electrical system, including any on-site distribution transformer(s),
have sufficient capacity to simultaneously charge all EVs
at all required EVCS at the full rated amperage of the
EVSE. Plan design shall be based upon a 40-ampere
minimum branch circuit. Raceways and related components that are planned to be installed underground,
enclosed, inaccessible or in concealed areas and spaces
shall be installed at the time of original construction.
4.106.4.2.5 Identification. The service panel or
subpanel circuit directory shall identify the overcurrent
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protective device space(s) reserved for future EV charging purposes as “EV CAPABLE” in accordance with the
California Electrical Code.
Notes:
1. The California Department of Transportation
adopts and publishes the “California Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices (California
MUTCD)” to provide uniform standards and
specifications for all official traffic control
devices in California. Zero Emission Vehicle
Signs and Pavement Markings can be found in the
New Policies & Directives Number 13-01.
Website: www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/signtech/
signdel/policy.htm.
2. See Vehicle Code Section 22511 for EV charging space signage in off-street parking facilities
and for use of EV charging spaces.
3. The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
(OPR) published a “Zero-Emission Vehicle
Community Readiness Guidebook” which provides helpful information for local governments,
residents and businesses. Website:
http://opr.ca.gov/docs/ZEV_Guidebook.pdf.
4. The Governor’s Office of Planning and
Research (OPR) has developed draft guidelines,
“Plug-In Electric Vehicles: Universal Charging
Access Guidelines and Best Practices”, addressing physical accessibility standards and design
guidelines for EVs. Website: http://opr.ca.gov/
docs/PEV_Access_Guidelines.pdf.
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gent local or regional air pollution or air quality
management district rules apply:
Division 4.5 – ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
SECTION 4.501
GENERAL
4.501.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall outline
means of reducing the quantity of air contaminants that are
odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and wellbeing of a building’s installers, occupants and neighbors.
1. Adhesives, adhesive bonding primers, adhesive primers, sealants, sealant primers, and caulks shall comply
with local or regional air pollution control or air quality
management district rules where applicable or
SCAQMD Rule 1168 VOC limits, as shown in Table
4.504.1 or 4.504.2, as applicable. Such products also
shall comply with the Rule 1168 prohibition on the use
of certain toxic compounds (chloroform, ethylene
dichloride, methylene chloride, perchloroethylene and
trichloroethylene), except for aerosol products, as
specified in Subsection 2 below.
SECTION 4.502
DEFINITIONS
4.502.1 Definitions. The following terms are defined in Chapter 2.
2. Aerosol adhesives, and smaller unit sizes of adhesives,
and sealant or caulking compounds (in units of product, less packaging, which do not weigh more than 1
pound and do not consist of more than 16 fluid ounces)
shall comply with statewide VOC standards and other
requirements, including prohibitions on use of certain
toxic compounds, of California Code of Regulations,
Title 17, commencing with Section 94507.
AGRIFIBER PRODUCTS.
COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS.
DIRECT-VENT APPLIANCE.
MAXIMUM INCREMENTAL REACTIVITY (MIR).
MOISTURE CONTENT.
PRODUCT-WEIGHTED MIR (PWMIR).
REACTIVE ORGANIC COMPOUND (ROC).
VOC.
SECTION 4.503
FIREPLACES
4.503.1 General. Any installed gas fireplace shall be a
direct-vent sealed-combustion type. Any installed woodstove
or pellet stove shall comply with U.S. EPA Phase II emission
limits where applicable. Woodstoves, pellet stoves and fireplaces shall also comply with applicable local ordinances.
SECTION 4.504
POLLUTANT CONTROL
4.504.1 Covering of duct openings and protection of
mechanical equipment during construction. At the time of
rough installation, during storage on the construction site and
until final startup of the heating, cooling and ventilating equipment, all duct and other related air distribution component
openings shall be covered with tape, plastic, sheetmetal or
other methods acceptable to the enforcing agency to reduce the
amount of water, dust and debris, which may enter the system.
4.504.2 Finish material pollutant control. Finish materials
shall comply with this section.
4.504.2.1 Adhesives, sealants and caulks. Adhesives,
sealants and caulks used on the project shall meet the
requirements of the following standards unless more strin-
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4.504.2.2 Paints and coatings. Architectural paints and
coatings shall comply with VOC limits in Table 1 of the
ARB Architectural Suggested Control Measure, as shown
in Table 4.504.3, unless more stringent local limits apply.
The VOC content limit for coatings that do not meet the
definitions for the specialty coatings categories listed in
Table 4.504.3 shall be determined by classifying the coating as a Flat, Nonflat or Nonflat-high Gloss coating, based
on its gloss, as defined in subsections 4.21, 4.36, and 4.37
of the 2007 California Air Resources Board, Suggested
Control Measure, and the corresponding Flat, Nonflat or
Nonflat-high Gloss VOC limit in Table 4.504.3 shall
apply.
4.504.2.3 Aerosol paints and coatings. Aerosol paints and
coatings shall meet the Product-weighted MIR Limits for
ROC in Section 94522(a)(3) and other requirements,
including prohibitions on use of certain toxic compounds
and ozone depleting substances, in Sections 94522(c)(2)
and (d)(2) of California Code of Regulations, Title 17, commencing with Section 94520; and in areas under the jurisdiction of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District
additionally comply with the percent VOC by weight of
product limits of Regulation 8, Rule 49.
4.504.2.4 Verification. Verification of compliance with this
section shall be provided at the request of the enforcing
agency. Documentation may include, but is not limited to,
the following:
1. Manufacturer’s product specification.
2. Field verification of on-site product containers.
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TABLE 4.504.1
ADHESIVE VOC LIMIT1, 2
Less Water and Less Exempt Compounds in Grams per Liter
ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATIONS
CURRENT VOC LIMIT
Indoor carpet adhesives
Carpet pad adhesives
Outdoor carpet adhesives
Wood flooring adhesive
Rubber floor adhesives
Subfloor adhesives
Ceramic tile adhesives
VCT and asphalt tile adhesives
Drywall and panel adhesives
Cove base adhesives
Multipurpose construction adhesives
Structural glazing adhesives
Single-ply roof membrane adhesives
Other adhesives not specifically listed
COATING CATEGORY
50
50
150
100
60
50
65
50
50
50
70
100
250
50
30
50
50
30
80
TABLE 4.504.2
SEALANT VOC LIMIT
Less Water and Less Exempt Compounds in Grams per Liter
CURRENT VOC LIMIT
250
760
300
250
450
420
SEALANT PRIMERS
Architectural
Nonporous
Porous
Modified bituminous
Marine deck
Other
28
250
775
500
760
750
150
Aluminum roof coatings
400
Basement specialty coatings
400
Bituminous roof coatings
50
Bituminous roof primers
350
Bond breakers
350
Concrete curing compounds
350
Concrete/masonry sealers
100
Driveway sealers
50
Dry fog coatings
150
Faux finishing coatings
350
Fire resistive coatings
350
Floor coatings
100
Form-release compounds
250
Graphic arts coatings (sign paints)
500
High temperature coatings
420
Industrial maintenance coatings
250
1
Magnesite cement coatings
1. If an adhesive is used to bond dissimilar substrates together, the adhesive
with the highest VOC content shall be allowed.
2. For additional information regarding methods to measure the VOC content
specified in this table, see South Coast Air Quality Management District
Rule 1168.
Architectural
Marine deck
Nonmembrane roof
Roadway
Single-ply roof membrane
Other
100
Low solids coatings
SUBSTRATE SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS
SEALANTS
50
Nonflat coatings
SPECIALTY COATINGS
510
490
325
250
550
80
250
140
250
Metal to metal
Plastic foams
Porous material (except wood)
Wood
Fiberglass
Flat coatings
Nonflat-high gloss coatings
SPECIALTY APPLICATIONS
PVC welding
CPVC welding
ABS welding
Plastic cement welding
Adhesive primer for plastic
Contact adhesive
Special purpose contact adhesive
Structural wood member adhesive
Top and trim adhesive
TABLE 4.504.3
VOC CONTENT LIMITS FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS2, 3
Grams of VOC per Liter of Coating,
Less Water and Less Exempt Compounds
120
450
Mastic texture coatings
100
Metallic pigmented coatings
500
Multicolor coatings
250
Pretreatment wash primers
420
Primers, sealers, and undercoaters
100
Reactive penetrating sealers
350
Recycled coatings
250
Roof coatings
50
Rust preventative coatings
250
Shellacs
Clear
Opaque
Specialty primers, sealers and undercoaters
730
550
100
Stains
250
Stone consolidants
450
Swimming pool coatings
340
Traffic marking coatings
100
Tub and tile refinish coatings
420
Waterproofing membranes
250
Wood coatings
275
Wood preservatives
350
Zinc-rich primers
340
1. Grams of VOC per liter of coating, including water and including exempt
compounds.
2. The specified limits remain in effect unless revised limits are listed in subsequent columns in the table.
3. Values in this table are derived from those specified by the California Air
Resources Board, Architectural Coatings Suggested Control Measure,
February 1, 2008. More information is available from the Air Resources
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4. Exterior grade products marked as meeting the PS-1
or PS-2 standards of the Engineered Wood Association, the Australian AS/NZS 2269 or European 636
3S standards.
4.504.3 Carpet systems. All carpet installed in the building
interior shall meet the testing and product requirements of one
of the following:
1. Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus Program.
5. Other methods acceptable to the enforcing agency.
2. California Department of Public Health, “Standard
Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile
Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources
Using Environmental Chambers,” Version 1.1, February
2010 (also known as Specification 01350.)
3. NSF/ANSI 140 at the Gold level.
4. Scientific Certifications Systems Indoor Advantage™
Gold.
4.504.3.1 Carpet cushion. All carpet cushion installed in
the building interior shall meet the requirements of the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label program.
4.504.3.2 Carpet adhesive. All carpet adhesive shall meet
the requirements of Table 4.504.1.
4.504.4 Resilient flooring systems. Where resilient flooring is
installed, at least 80 percent of floor area receiving resilient
flooring shall comply with one or more of the following:
TABLE 4.504.5
FORMALDEHYDE LIMITS1
Maximum Formaldehyde Emissions in Parts per Million
PRODUCT
CURRENT LIMIT
Hardwood plywood veneer core
0.05
Hardwood plywood composite core
0.05
Particleboard
0.09
Medium density fiberboard
0.11
Thin medium density fiberboard2
0.13
1. Values in this table are derived from those specified by the California Air
Resources Board, Air Toxics Control Measure for Composite Wood as
tested in accordance with ASTM E 1333. For additional information, see
California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Sections 93120 through 93120.12.
2. Thin medium density fiberboard has a maximum thickness of 5/16 inch (8 mm).
SECTION 4.505
INTERIOR MOISTURE CONTROL
4.505.1 General. Buildings shall meet or exceed the provisions of the California Building Standards Code.
1. Products compliant with the California Department of
Public Health, “Standard Method for the Testing and
Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions
from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers,”
Version 1.1, February 2010 (also known as Specification 01350), certified as a CHPS Low-Emitting Material
in the Collaborative for High Performance Schools
(CHPS) High Performance Products Database.
4.505.2 Concrete slab foundations. Concrete slab foundations required to have a vapor retarder by the California Building Code, Chapter 19 or concrete slab-on-ground floors
required to have a vapor retarder by the California Residential
Code, Chapter 5, shall also comply with this section.
2. Products certified under UL GREENGUARD Gold (formerly the Greenguard Children & Schools program).
4.505.2.1 Capillary break. A capillary break shall be
installed in compliance with at least one of the following:
3. Certification under the Resilient Floor Covering Institute
(RFCI) FloorScore program.
1. A 4-inch-thick (101.6 mm) base of 1/2 inch (12.7 mm)
or larger clean aggregate shall be provided with a
vapor retarder in direct contact with concrete and a
concrete mix design, which will address bleeding,
shrinkage, and curling, shall be used. For additional
information, see American Concrete Institute, ACI
302.2R-06.
4. Meet the California Department of Public Health, “Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile
Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources
Using Environmental Chambers,” Version 1.1, February
2010 (also known as Specification 01350).
4.504.5 Composite wood products. Hardwood plywood,
particleboard and medium density fiberboard composite wood
products used on the interior or exterior of the building shall
meet the requirements for formaldehyde as specified in ARB’s
Air Toxics Control Measure for Composite Wood (17 CCR
93120 et seq.), by or before the dates specified in those sections, as shown in Table 4.504.5.
4.504.5.1 Documentation. Verification of compliance with
this section shall be provided as requested by the enforcing
agency. Documentation shall include at least one of the following:
2. Other equivalent methods approved by the enforcing
agency.
3. A slab design specified by a licensed design professional.
4.505.3 Moisture content of building materials. Building
materials with visible signs of water damage shall not be
installed. Wall and floor framing shall not be enclosed when the
framing members exceed 19-percent moisture content. Moisture content shall be verified in compliance with the following:
2. Chain of custody certifications.
1. Moisture content shall be determined with either a
probe-type or contact-type moisture meter. Equivalent
moisture verification methods may be approved by the
enforcing agency and shall satisfy requirements found in
Section 101.8 of this code.
3. Product labeled and invoiced as meeting the Composite Wood Products regulation (see CCR, Title 17, Section 93120, et seq.).
2. Moisture readings shall be taken at a point 2 feet (610
mm) to 4 feet (1219 mm) from the grade stamped end of
each piece to be verified.
1. Product certifications and specifications.
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3. At least three random moisture readings shall be performed on wall and floor framing with documentation
acceptable to the enforcing agency provided at the time
of approval to enclose the wall and floor framing.
Insulation products which are visibly wet or have a high
moisture content shall be replaced or allowed to dry prior to
enclosure in wall or floor cavities. Wet-applied insulation products shall follow the manufacturers’ drying recommendations
prior to enclosure.
2. Duct systems are sized according to ANSI/ACCA 1
Manual D—2009 (Residential Duct Systems), ASHRAE
handbooks or other equivalent design software or methods.
3. Select heating and cooling equipment according to
ANSI/ACCA 3 Manual S—2004 (Residential Equipment Selection) or other equivalent design software or
methods.
Exception: Use of alternate design temperatures necessary
to ensure the systems function are acceptable.
SECTION 4.506
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND EXHAUST
4.506.1 Bathroom exhaust fans. Each bathroom shall be
mechanically ventilated and shall comply with the following:
SECTION 4.508
OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY
(Reserved)
1. Fans shall be ENERGY STAR compliant and be ducted
to terminate outside the building.
2. Unless functioning as a component of a whole house
ventilation system, fans must be controlled by a humidity control.
a. Humidity controls shall be capable of adjustment
between a relative humidity range of ≤ 50 percent
to a maximum of 80 percent. A humidity control
may utilize manual or automatic means of adjustment.
b. A humidity control may be a separate component
to the exhaust fan and is not required to be integral
(i.e., built-in).
Notes:
1. For the purposes of this section, a bathroom is a room
which contains a bathtub, shower, or tub/shower
combination.
2. Lighting integral to bathroom exhaust fans shall comply with the California Energy Code.
SECTION 4.507
ENVIRONMENTAL COMFORT
4.507.1 Reserved.
4.507.2 Heating and air-conditioning system design. Heating and air-conditioning systems shall be sized, designed and
have their equipment selected using the following methods:
1. The heat loss and heat gain is established according to
ANSI/ACCA 2 Manual J—2004 (Residential Load Calculation), ASHRAE handbooks or other equivalent
design software or methods.
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CHAPTER 5 – NONRESIDENTIAL MANDATORY MEASURES
DIVISION 5.1 – PLANNING AND DESIGN
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
HCD
Adopting agency
BSC
Adopt entire CA chapter
SFM
1
DSA
2
1-AC AC
OSHPD
SS
1
2
3
4
BSCC DPH
AGR DWR CEC
CA
SL
SLC
X
Adopt entire chapter as amended
(amended sections listed below)
Adopt only those sections that are
listed below
X
Chapter/Section
5.101
X
5.102 Definitions
X
5.106.4.2 and subsections
X
5.106.8
X
5.106.10
X
CHAPTER 5
NONRESIDENTIAL MANDATORY MEASURES
SECTION 5.104
SITE PRESERVATION
(Reserved)
Division 5.1 – PLANNING AND DESIGN
SECTION 5.101
GENERAL
5.101.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter outline planning,
design and development methods that include environmentally
responsible site selection, building design, building siting and
development to protect, restore and enhance the environmental
quality of the site and respect the integrity of adjacent properties.
SECTION 5.102
DEFINITIONS
5.102.1 Definitions. The following terms are defined in Chapter 2.
CUTOFF LUMINAIRES.
LOW-EMITTING AND FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLES.
NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTRIC VEHICLE (NEV).
TENANT-OCCUPANTS.
VANPOOL VEHICLE.
ZEV.
SECTION 5.105
DECONSTRUCTION AND REUSE
OF EXISTING STRUCTURES
(Reserved)
SECTION 5.106
SITE DEVELOPMENT
5.106.1 Storm water pollution prevention. Newly constructed projects and additions which disturb less than one acre
of land shall prevent the pollution of stormwater runoff from
the construction activities through one or more of the following
measures:
5.106.1.1 Local ordinance. Comply with a lawfully
enacted stormwater management and/or erosion control
ordinance.
5.106.1.2 Best management practices (BMP). Prevent the
loss of soil through wind or water erosion by implementing
an effective combination of erosion and sediment control
and good housekeeping BMP.
1. Soil loss BMP that should be considered for implementation as appropriate for each project include, but
are not limited to, the following:
SECTION 5.103
SITE SELECTION
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alterations that add 10 or more tenant vehicular parking
spaces, provide secure bicycle parking for 5 percent of
the tenant vehicular parking spaces being added, with a
minimum of one space. Acceptable parking facilities
shall be convenient from the street and shall meet one of
the following:
b. Preservation of natural features, vegetation and
soil.
c. Drainage swales or lined ditches to control
stormwater flow.
d. Mulching or hydroseeding to stabilize disturbed soils.
e. Erosion control to protect slopes.
1. Covered, lockable enclosures with permanently
anchored racks for bicycles;
f. Protection of storm drain inlets (gravel bags or
catch basin inserts).
2. Lockable bicycle rooms with permanently
anchored racks; or
g. Perimeter sediment control (perimeter silt
fence, fiber rolls).
3. Lockable, permanently anchored bicycle lockers.
h. Sediment trap or sediment basin to retain sediment on site.
Note: Additional information on recommended bicycle
accommodations may be obtained from Sacramento
Area Bicycle Advocates.
i. Stabilized construction exits.
j. Wind erosion control.
k. Other soil loss BMP acceptable to the enforcing
agency.
5.106.4.2 Bicycle parking. [DSA-SS] For public schools
and community colleges, comply with Sections 5.106.4.2.1
and 5.106.4.2.2.
5.106.4.2.1 Student bicycle parking. Provide permanently anchored bicycle racks conveniently accessed
with a minimum of four two-bike capacity racks per new
building.
2. Good housekeeping BMP to manage construction
equipment, materials and wastes that should be considered for implementation as appropriate for each
project include, but are not limited to, the following:
5.106.4.2.2 Staff bicycle parking. Provide permanent,
secure bicycle parking conveniently accessed with a
minimum of two staff bicycle parking spaces per new
building. Acceptable bicycle parking facilities shall be
convenient from the street or staff parking area and shall
meet one of the following:
a. Material handling and waste management.
b. Building materials stockpile management.
c. Management of washout areas (concrete,
paints, stucco, etc.).
d. Control of vehicle/equipment fueling to contractor’s staging area.
1. Covered, lockable enclosures with permanently
anchored racks for bicycles;
e. Vehicle and equipment cleaning performed off
site.
2. Lockable bicycle rooms with permanently
anchored racks; or
f. Spill prevention and control.
g. Other housekeeping BMP acceptable to the
enforcing agency.
5.106.4 Bicycle parking. For buildings within the authority of
California Building Standards Commission as specified in
Section 103, comply with Section 5.106.4.1. For buildings
within the authority of the Division of the State Architect pursuant to Section 105, comply with Section 5.106.4.2.
3. Lockable, permanently anchored bicycle lockers.
5.106.5.2 Designated parking. In new projects or additions
or alterations that add 10 or more vehicular parking spaces,
provide designated parking for any combination of
low-emitting, fuel-efficient and carpool/van pool vehicles
as follows:
5.106.4.1 Bicycle parking. [BSC] Comply with Sections
5.106.4.1.1 and 5.106.4.1.2; or meet the applicable local
ordinance, whichever is stricter.
TABLE 5.106.5.2
TOTAL NUMBER
OF PARKING SPACES
NUMBER
OF REQUIRED SPACES
0–9
0
10–25
1
26–50
3
5.106.4.1.1 Short-term bicycle parking. [BSC] If the
new project or an addition or alteration is anticipated to
generate visitor traffic, provide permanently anchored
bicycle racks within 200 feet of the visitors’ entrance,
readily visible to passers-by, for 5 percent of new visitor
motorized vehicle parking spaces being added, with a
minimum of one two-bike capacity rack.
Exception: Additions or alterations which add nine
or less visitor vehicular parking spaces.
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6
76–100
8
101–150
11
151–200
16
201 and over
At least 8 percent of total
5.106.5.2.1 Parking stall marking. Paint, in the paint
used for stall striping, the following characters such that
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the lower edge of the last word aligns with the end of the
stall striping and is visible beneath a parked vehicle:
5. The service panel or subpanel(s) shall have sufficient capacity to accommodate the required number of dedicated branch circuit(s) for the future
installation of the EVSE.
CLEAN AIR/
VANPOOL/EV
5.106.5.3.3 EV charging space calculation. [N] Table
5.106.5.3.3 shall be used to determine if single or multiple charging space requirements apply for the future
installation of EVSE.
Note: Vehicles bearing Clean Air Vehicle stickers
from expired HOV lane programs may be considered
eligible for designated parking spaces.
Exceptions: On a case-by-case basis where the local
enforcing agency has determined EV charging and
infrastructure is not feasible based upon one or more
of the following conditions:
5.106.5.3 Electric vehicle (EV) charging. [N] Construction shall comply with Section 5.106.5.3.1 or Section
5.106.5.3.2 to facilitate future installation of electric vehicle
supply equipment (EVSE). When EVSE(s) is/are installed,
it shall be in accordance with the California Building Code,
the California Electrical Code and as follows:
5.106.5.3.1 Single charging space requirements. [N]
When only a single charging space is required per Table
5.106.5.3.3, a raceway is required to be installed at the
time of construction and shall be installed in accordance
with the California Electrical Code. Construction plans
and specifications shall include, but are not limited to,
the following:
1. The type and location of the EVSE.
1. Where there is insufficient electrical supply.
2. Where there is evidence suitable to the local
enforcing agency substantiating that additional
local utility infrastructure design requirements,
directly related to the implementation of Section 5.106.5.3, may adversely impact the construction cost of the project.
TABLE 5.106.5.3.3
TOTAL NUMBER OF PARKING
SPACES
NUMBER OF REQUIRED EV
CHARGING SPACES
2. A listed raceway capable of accommodating a
208/240-volt dedicated branch circuit.
0-50
0
51-75
1
3. The raceway shall not be less than trade size 1.”
76-100
2
4. The raceway shall originate at a service panel or a
subpanel serving the area, and shall terminate in
close proximity to the proposed location of the
charging equipment and into a listed suitable cabinet, box, enclosure or equivalent.
101-200
3
201 and over
3% 1
1. Calculation for spaces shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.
5. The service panel or subpanel shall have sufficient
capacity to accommodate a minimum 40-ampere
dedicated branch circuit for the future installation
of the EVSE.
5.106.5.3.2 Multiple charging space requirements.
[N] When multiple charging spaces are required per
Table 5.106.5.3.3 raceway(s) is/are required to be
installed at the time of construction and shall be installed
in accordance with the California Electrical Code. Construction plans and specifications shall include, but are
not limited to, the following:
5.106.5.3.4 [N] Identification. The service panel or
subpanel(s) circuit directory shall identify the reserved
overcurrent protective device space(s) for future EV
charging as “EV CAPABLE”. The raceway termination
location shall be permanently and visibly marked as “EV
CAPABLE.”
5.106.5.3.5 [N] Future charging spaces qualify as designated parking as described in Section 5.106.5.2 Designated parking.
1. The type and location of the EVSE.
2. The raceway(s) shall originate at a service panel or
a subpanel(s) serving the area, and shall terminate
in close proximity to the proposed location of the
charging equipment and into listed suitable cabinet(s), box(es), enclosure(s) or equivalent.
3. Plan design shall be based upon 40-ampere minimum branch circuits.
4. Electrical calculations shall substantiate the design
of the electrical system, to include the rating of
equipment and any on-site distribution transformers and have sufficient capacity to simultaneously
charge all required EVs at its full rated amperage.
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1. The California Department of Transportation
adopts and publishes the California Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices (California
MUTCD) to provide uniform standards and
specifications for all official traffic control
devices in California. Zero Emission Vehicle
Signs and Pavement Markings can be found in
the New Policies & Directives number 13-01.
www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/policy/13-01.pdf.
2. See Vehicle Code Section 22511 for EV charging spaces signage in off-street parking facilities and for use of EV charging spaces.
3. The Governor’s Office of Planning and
Research published a Zero-Emission Vehicle
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vides helpful information for local governm e n ts , r e s id e n ts an d b u s in e s s e s .
www.opr.ca.gov/docs/ZEV_Guidebook.pdf.
5.106.8 Light pollution reduction. [N] Outdoor lighting systems shall be designed and installed to comply with the following:
1. The minimum requirements in the California Energy
Code for Lighting Zones 1-4 as defined in Chapter 10 of
the California Administrative Code; and
2. Backlight, Uplight and Glare (BUG) ratings as defined
in IES TM-15-11; and
3. Allowable BUG ratings not exceeding those shown in
Table 5.106.8, or
Comply with a local ordinance lawfully enacted pursuant to
Section 101.7, whichever is more stringent.
5.106.10 Grading and paving. Construction plans shall indicate how site grading or a drainage system will manage all surface water flows to keep water from entering buildings.
Examples of methods to manage surface water include, but are
not limited to, the following:
1. Swales.
2. Water collection and disposal systems.
3. French drains.
4. Water retention gardens.
5. Other water measures which keep surface water away
from buildings and aid in groundwater recharge.
Exception: Additions and alterations not altering the drainage path.
Exceptions: [N]
1. Luminaires that qualify as exceptions in Section
140.7 of the California Energy Code.
2. Emergency lighting.
Note: [N] See also California Building Code, Chapter 12,
Section 1205.6 for college campus lighting requirements
for parking facilities and walkways.
TABLE 5.106.8 [N]
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE BACKLIGHT, UPLIGHT AND GLARE (BUG) RATINGS1,2
LIGHTING ZONE LIGHTING ZONE LIGHTING ZONE LIGHTING ZONE
1
2
3
4
ALLOWABLE RATING
Maximum Allowable Backlight Rating3
Luminaire greater than 2 mounting heights (MH) from property line
No Limit
No Limit
No Limit
No Limit
Luminaire back hemisphere is 1 – 2 MH from property line
B2
B3
B4
B4
Luminaire back hemisphere is 0.5 – 1 MH from property line
B1
B2
B3
B3
Luminaire back hemisphere is less than 0.5 MH from property line
B0
B0
B1
B2
For area lighting4
U0
U0
U0
U0
For all other outdoor lighting, including decorative luminaires
U1
U2
U3
U4
Luminaire greater than 2 MH from property line
G1
G2
G3
G4
Luminaire front hemisphere is 1 – 2 MH from property line
G0
G1
G1
G2
Luminaire front hemisphere is 0.5 – 1 MH from property line
G0
G0
G1
G1
Luminaire back hemisphere is less than 0.5 MH from property line
G0
G0
G0
G1
Maximum Allowable Uplight Rating
Maximum Allowable Glare
Rating5
1. IESNA Lighting Zones 0 and 5 are not applicable; refer to Lighting Zones as defined in the California Energy Code and Chapter 10 of the California Administrative Code.
2. For property lines that abut public walkways, bikeways, plazas and parking lots, the property line may be considered to be 5 feet beyond the actual property line for
purpose of determining compliance with this section. For property lines that abut public roadways and public transit corridors, the property line may be considered
to be the centerline of the public roadway or public transit corridor for the purpose of determining compliance with this section.
3. If the nearest property line is less than or equal to two mounting heights from the back hemisphere of the luminaire distribution, the applicable reduced Backlight
rating shall be met.
4. General lighting luminaires in areas such as outdoor parking, sales or storage lots shall meet these reduced ratings. Decorative luminaires located in these areas
shall meet U-value limits for “all other outdoor lighting.”
5. If the nearest property line is less than or equal to two mounting heights from the front hemisphere of the luminaire distribution, the applicable reduced Glare rating
shall be met.
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SECTION 5.303
INDOOR WATER USE
Division 5.3 – WATER EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION
5.303.1 Meters. Separate submeters or metering devices shall
be installed for the uses described in Sections 5303.1.1 and
5303.1.2.
SECTION 5.301
GENERAL
5.301.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall establish
the means of conserving water used indoors, outdoors and in
wastewater conveyance.
5.303.1.1 New buildings or additions in excess of 50,000
square feet. Separate submeters shall be installed as follows:
SECTION 5.302
DEFINITIONS
5.302.1 Definitions. The following terms are defined in Chapter 2.
GRAYWATER.
MODEL WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE (MWELO).
1. For each individual leased, rented, or other tenant
space within the building projected to consume more
than 100 gal/day (380 L/day), including, but not limited to, spaces used for laundry or cleaners, restaurant
or food service, medical or dental office, laboratory,
or beauty salon or barber shop.
2. Where separate submeters for individual building
tenants are unfeasible, for water supplied to the following subsystems:
POTABLE WATER.
b. Makeup water for evaporative coolers greater
than 6 gpm (0.04 L/s).
RECYCLED WATER.
SUBMETER.
c. Steam and hot-water boilers with energy input
more than 500,000 Btu/h (147 kW).
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mum flow rate of not more than 0.20 gallons per
minute/20 [rim space (inches) at 60 psi].
5.303.1.2 Excess consumption. A separate submeter or
metering device shall be provided for any tenant within a
new building or within an addition that is projected to consume more than 1,000 gal/day.
5.303.2 Reserved.
5.303.3 Water conserving plumbing fixtures and fittings.
Plumbing fixtures (water closets and urinals) and fittings (faucets and showerheads) shall comply with the following:
5.303.3.1 Water closets. The effective flush volume of all
water closets shall not exceed 1.28 gallons per flush.
Tank-type water closets shall be certified to the performance
criteria of the U.S. EPA WaterSense Specification for
Tank-Type Toilets.
Note: The effective flush volume of dual flush toilets is
defined as the composite, average flush volume of two
reduced flushes and one full flush.
5.303.4 Areas of addition or alteration. For those occupancies within the authority of the California Building Standards
Commission as specified in Section 103, the provisions of Section 5.303.3 shall apply to new fixtures in additions or areas of
alteration to the building.
5.303.6 Standards for plumbing fixtures and fittings. Plumbing fixtures and fittings shall be installed in accordance with the
California Plumbing Code, and shall meet the applicable standards referenced in Table 1401.1 of the California Plumbing
Code and in Chapter 6 of this code.
SECTION 5.304
OUTDOOR WATER USE
5.303.3.2 Urinals. The effective flush volume of urinals
shall not exceed 0.5 gallons per flush.
5.303.3.3 Showerheads.
5.303.3.3.1 Single showerhead. Showerheads shall
have a maximum flow rate of not more than 2.0 gallons
per minute at 80 psi. Showerheads shall be certified to
the performance criteria of the U.S. EPA WaterSense
Specification for Showerheads.
5.303.3.3.2 Multiple showerheads serving one
shower. When a shower is served by more than one
showerhead, the combined flow rate of all showerheads
and/or other shower outlets controlled by a single valve
shall not exceed 2.0 gallons per minute at 80 psi, or the
shower shall be designed to allow only one shower outlet
to be in operation at a time.
Note: A hand-held shower shall be considered a
showerhead.
5.303.3.4 Faucets and fountains.
5.303.3.4.1 Nonresidential Lavatory faucets. Lavatory
faucets shall have a maximum flow rate of not more than
0.5 gallons per minute at 60 psi.
5.303.3.4.2 Kitchen faucets. Kitchen faucets shall have a
maximum flow rate of not more than 1.8 gallons per minute at 60 psi. Kitchen faucets may temporarily increase the
flow above the maximum rate, but not to exceed 2.2 gallons per minute at 60 psi, and must default to a maximum
flow rate of 1.8 gallons per minute at 60 psi.
5.304.1 Water budget. A water budget shall be developed for
landscape irrigation use that installed in conjunction with a
new building or an addition or alteration conforms to the local
water efficient landscape ordinance or to the California Department of Water Resources Model Water Efficient Landscape
Ordinance where no local ordinance is applicable.
Note: Prescriptive measures to assist in compliance with the
water budget are listed in Sections 492.5 through 492.8,
492.10 and 492.11 of the ordinance, which may be found at:
http://www.water.ca.gov/wateruseefficiency/docs/WaterOrd
Sec492.cfm.
5.304.2 Outdoor potable water use. For new water service or
for addition or alteration requiring upgraded water service for
landscaped areas of at least 1,000 square feet but not more than
5,000 square feet (the level at which Water Code §535 applies),
separate submeters or metering devices shall be installed for
outdoor potable water use.
5.304.3 Irrigation design. In new nonresidential construction
or building addition or alteration with at least 1,000 but not
more than 2,500 square feet of cumulative landscaped area (the
level at which the MWELO applies), install irrigation controllers and sensors which include the following criteria, and meet
manufacturer’s recommendations.
5.304.3.1 Irrigation controllers. Automatic irrigation system controllers installed at the time of final inspection shall
comply with the following:
5.303.3.4.3 Wash fountains. Wash fountains shall have
a maximum flow rate of not more than 1.8 gallons per
minute/20 [rim space (inches) at 60 psi].
5.303.3.4.4 Metering faucets. Metering faucets shall
not deliver more than 0.20 gallons per cycle.
5.303.3.4.5 Metering faucets for wash fountains.
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controllers that automatically adjust irrigation in
response to changes in plants’ needs as weather conditions change.
2. Weather-based controllers without integral rain sensors or communication systems that account for local
rainfall shall have a separate wired or wireless rain
sensor which connects or communicates with the con-
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Note: More information regarding irrigation controller
function and specifications is available from the Irrigation Association.
SECTION 5.305
WATER REUSE SYSTEMS
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5.408.1 and subsections
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RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
SECTION 5.403
FOUNDATION SYSTEMS
(Reserved)
SECTION 5.401
GENERAL
5.401.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall outline
means of achieving material conservation and resource efficiency through protection of buildings from exterior moisture,
construction waste diversion, employment of techniques to
reduce pollution through recycling of materials, and building
commissioning or testing and adjusting.
SECTION 5.404
EFFICIENT FRAMING TECHNIQUES
(Reserved)
SECTION 5.402
Definitions
5.402.1 Definitions. The following terms are defined in Chapter 2.
SECTION 5.405
MATERIAL SOURCES
(Reserved)
ADJUST.
SECTION 5.406
ENHANCED DURABILITY
AND REDUCED MAINTENANCE
(Reserved)
BALANCE.
BUILDING COMMISSIONING.
TEST.
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WATER RESISTANCE AND
MOISTURE MANAGEMENT
4. Specifies that the amount of construction and demolition
waste materials diverted shall be calculated by weight or
volume, but not by both.
5.407.1 Weather protection. Provide a weather-resistant exterior wall and foundation envelope as required by California
Building Code Section 1403.2 (Weather Protection) and California Energy Code Section 150, (Mandatory Features and
Devices), manufacturer’s installation instructions or local ordinance, whichever is more stringent.
5.408.1.2 Waste management company. Utilize a waste
management company that can provide verifiable documentation that the percentage of construction and demolition waste
material diverted from the landfill complies with this section.
5.407.2 Moisture control. Employ moisture control measures
by the following methods.
Note: The owner or contractor shall make the determination if the construction and demolition waste material
will be diverted by a waste management company.
Exceptions to Sections 5.408.1.1 and 5.408.1.2:
5.407.2.1 Sprinklers. Design and maintain landscape irrigation systems to prevent spray on structures.
1. Excavated soil and land-clearing debris.
2. Alternate waste reduction methods developed by
working with local agencies if diversion or recycle
facilities capable of compliance with this item do
not exist.
5.407.2.2 Entries and openings. Design exterior entries
and/or openings subject to foot traffic or wind-driven rain to
prevent water intrusion into buildings as follows:
5.407.2.2.1 Exterior door protection. Primary exterior
entries shall be covered to prevent water intrusion by
using nonabsorbent floor and wall finishes within at least
2 feet around and perpendicular to such openings plus at
least one of the following:
1. An installed awning at least 4 feet in depth.
2. The door is protected by a roof overhang at least 4
feet in depth.
3. The door is recessed at least 4 feet.
4. Other methods which provide equivalent protection.
5.407.2.2.2 Flashing. Install flashings integrated with a
drainage plane.
3. Demolition waste meeting local ordinance or calculated in consideration of local recycling facilities and markets.
5.408.1.3 Waste stream reduction alternative. The combined weight of new construction disposal that does not
exceed two pounds per square foot of building area may be
deemed to meet the 50 percent minimum requirement as
approved by the enforcing agency.
5.408.1.4 Documentation. Documentation shall be provided to the enforcing agency which demonstrates compliance with Sections 5.408.1.1 through 5.408.1.3. The waste
management plan shall be updated as necessary and shall be
accessible during construction for examination by the
enforcing agency.
Notes:
1. Sample forms found in “A Guide to the California
Green Building Standards Code (Nonresidential)”
located
at http://www.bsc.ca.gov/Home/CALGreen.aspx
may be used to assist in documenting compliance
with the waste management plan.
SECTION 5.408
CONSTRUCTION WASTE REDUCTION,
DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING
5.408.1 Construction waste management. Recycle and/or
salvage for reuse a minimum of 50 percent of the nonhazardous
construction and demolition waste in accordance with Section
5.408.1.1, 5.408.1.2 or 5.408.1.3; or meet a local construction
and demolition waste management ordinance, whichever is
more stringent.
5.408.1.1 Construction waste management plan. Where
a local jurisdiction does not have a construction and demolition waste management ordinance that is more stringent,
submit a construction waste management plan that
1. Identifies the construction and demolition waste materials to be diverted from disposal by efficient usage, recycling, reuse on the project or salvage for future use or
sale.
2. Determines if construction and demolition waste materials will be sorted on-site (source-separated) or bulk
mixed (single stream).
3. Identifies diversion facilities where construction and
demolition waste material collected will be taken.
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processors can be located at the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
(CalRecycle).
5.408.3 Excavated soil and land clearing debris. [BSC] 100
percent of trees, stumps, rocks and associated vegetation and
soils resulting primarily from land clearing shall be reused or
recycled. For a phased project, such material may be stockpiled
on site until the storage site is developed.
Exception: Reuse, either on-or off-site, of vegetation or soil
contaminated by disease or pest infestation.
Notes:
1. If contamination by disease or pest infestation is suspected, contact the County Agricultural Commissioner and follow its direction for recycling or
disposal of the material. (www.cdfa.ca.gov/exec/
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SECTION 5.409
LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
(Reserved)
5. Open parking garages of any size, or open parking
garage areas, of any size, within a structure.
Note: For the purposes of this section, unconditioned shall
mean a building, area, or room which does not provide heating and or air conditioning.
SECTION 5.410
BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION
5.410.1 Recycling by occupants. Provide readily accessible
areas that serve the entire building and are identified for the
depositing, storage and collection of non-hazardous materials
for recycling, including (at a minimum) paper, corrugated
cardboard, glass, plastics and metals or meet a lawfully enacted
local recycling ordinance, if more restrictive.
All building operating systems covered by Title 24, Part 6, as
well as process equipment and controls, and renewable energy
systems shall be included in the scope of the commissioning
requirements.
Informational Notes:
1. IAS AC 476 is an accreditation criteria for organizations providing training and/or certification of commissioning personnel. AC 476 is available to the
Authority Having Jurisdiction as a reference for qualifications of commissioning personnel. AC 476 does
not certify individuals to conduct functional performance tests or to adjust and balance systems.
5.410.1.1 Additions. [A] All additions conducted within a
12-month period under single or multiple permits, resulting
in an increase of 30 percent or more in floor area, shall provide recycling areas on site.
2. Functional performance testing for heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems and lighting controls
must be performed in compliance with the California
Energy Code.
Exception: Additions within a tenant space resulting in
less than a 30-percent increase in the tenant space floor
area.
5.410.1.2 Sample ordinance. Space allocation for recycling areas shall comply with Chapter 18, Part 3, Division
30 of the Public Resources Code. Chapter 18 is known as the
California Solid Waste Reuse and Recycling Access Act of
1991 (Act).
Note: A sample ordinance for use by local agencies may
be found in Appendix A of the document at the
CalRecycle’s web site.
5.410.2.1 Owner’s or Owner representative’s Project
Requirements (OPR). [N] The expectations and requirements of the building appropriate to its phase shall be documented before the design phase of the project begins. This
documentation shall include the following:
1. Environmental and sustainability goals.
2. Energy efficiency goals [Refer to 2013 California
Energy Code, Section 120.8(b)].
5.410.2 Commissioning. [N] For new buildings 10,000 square
feet and over, building commissioning shall be included in the
design and construction processes of the building project to verify that the building systems and components meet the owner’s
or owner representative’s project requirements. Commissioning
shall be performed in accordance with this section by trained
personnel with experience on projects of comparable size and
complexity. Commissioning requirements shall include:
3. Indoor environmental quality requirements.
4. Project program, including facility functions and
hours of operation, and need for after hours operation.
5. Equipment and systems expectations.
6. Building occupant and operation and maintenance
(O&M) personnel expectations.
1. Owner’s or owner representative’s project requirements.
2. Basis of design.
3. Commissioning measures shown in the construction
documents.
4. Commissioning plan.
5.410.2.2 Basis of Design (BOD). [N] A written explanation of how the design of the building systems meets the
OPR shall be completed at the design phase of the building
project. The Basis of Design document shall cover the following systems:
5. Functional performance testing.
1. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning [HVAC) systems and controls. (Refer to 2013 California Energy
Code, Section 120.8(c)].
6. Documentation and training.
7. Commissioning report.
2. Indoor lighting system and controls [Refer to 2013
California Energy Code Section 120.8(c)].
Exceptions:
1. Unconditioned warehouses of any size.
2. Areas less than 10,000 square feet used for offices or
other conditioned accessory spaces within unconditioned warehouses.
3. Tenant improvements less than 10,000 square feet as
described in Section 303.1.1.
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Energy Code Section 120.8(c)].
4. Renewable energy systems.
5. Landscape irrigation systems.
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covered by the California Energy Code.
2. For a map of known pest and/or disease quarantine
zones, consult with the California Department of
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and documented in the commissioning report and shall
include the following:
5.410.2.3 Commissioning plan. [N] Prior to permit issuance a commissioning plan shall be completed to document
how the project will be commissioned. The commissioning
plan shall include the following:
1. System/equipment overview (what it is, what it
does and with what other systems and/or equipment it interfaces).
1. General project information.
2. Commissioning goals.
2. Review and demonstration of servicing/preventive maintenance.
3. Systems to be commissioned. Plans to test systems
and components shall include:
a. An explanation of the original design intent.
b. Equipment and systems to be tested, including
the extent of tests.
c. Functions to be tested.
d. Conditions under which the test shall be performed.
e. Measurable criteria for acceptable performance.
4. Commissioning team information.
5. Commissioning process activities, schedules and
responsibilities. Plans for the completion of commissioning shall be included.
5.410.2.4 Functional performance testing. [N] Functional
performance tests shall demonstrate the correct installation
and operation of each component, system and systemto-system interface in accordance with the approved plans
and specifications. Functional performance testing reports
shall contain information addressing each of the building
components tested, the testing methods utilized, and
include any readings and adjustments made.
5.410.2.5 Documentation and training. [N] A systems
manual and systems operations training are required,
including Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
requirements in California Code of Regulations (CCR),
Title 8, Section 5142, and other related regulations.
5.410.2.5.1 Systems manual. [N] Documentation of the
operational aspects of the building shall be completed
within the systems manual and delivered to the building
owner or representative. The systems manual shall
include the following:
1. Site information, including facility description,
history and current requirements.
2. Site contact information.
3. Basic operations and maintenance, including general site operating procedures, basic troubleshooting, recommended maintenance requirements, site
events log.
4. Major systems.
5. Site equipment inventory and maintenance notes.
6. A copy of verifications required by the enforcing
agency or this code.
7. Other resources and documentation, if applicable.
3. Review of the information in the systems manual.
4. Review of the record drawings on the system/
equipment.
5.410.2.6 Commissioning report. [N] A report of commissioning process activities undertaken through the design
and construction phases of the building project shall be
completed and provided to the owner or representative.
5.410.4 Testing and adjusting. Testing and adjusting of
systems shall be required for new buildings less than 10,000
square feet or new systems to serve an addition or alteration
subject to Section 303.1.
5.410.4.1 (Reserved)
5.410.4.2 Systems. Develop a written plan of procedures
for testing and adjusting systems. Systems to be included
for testing and adjusting shall include, as applicable to the
project:
1. HVAC systems and controls.
2. Indoor and outdoor lighting and controls.
3. Water heating systems.
4. Renewable energy systems.
5. Landscape irrigation systems.
6. Water reuse systems.
5.410.4.3 Procedures. Perform testing and adjusting procedures in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and
applicable standards on each system.
5.410.4.3.1 HVAC balancing. In addition to testing and
adjusting, before a new space-conditioning system serving a building or space is operated for normal use, balance the system in accordance with the procedures
defined by the Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau
National Standards; the National Environmental Balancing Bureau Procedural Standards; Associated Air Balance Council National Standards or as approved by the
enforcing agency.
5.410.4.4 Reporting. After completion of testing, adjusting
and balancing, provide a final report of testing signed by the
individual responsible for performing these services.
5.410.4.5 Operation and maintenance (O & M) manual.
Provide the building owner or representative with detailed
operating and maintenance instructions and copies of guaranties/warranties for each system. O & M instructions shall
be consistent with OSHA requirements in CCR, Title 8,
Section 5142, and other related regulations.
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CHAPTER 5 – NONRESIDENTIAL MANDATORY MEASURES
DIVISION 5.5 – ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
HCD
Adopting agency
BSC
Adopt entire CA chapter
SFM
1
2
DSA
1-AC
AC
OSHPD
SS
1
2
3
4
BSCC DPH
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SL SLC
X
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(amended sections listed below)
Adopt only those sections that are
listed below
X
Chapter/Section
5.501.1
X
5.502.1 Definitions
X
5.504.3
X
5.504.4
X
5.504.4.1
X
Table 5.504.4.1
X
Table 5.504.4.2
X
5.504.4.3
X
5.504.4.3.1
X
Table 5.504.4.3
X
5.504.4.3.2
X
5.504.4.4 and subsections
X
5.504.4.5
X
Table 5.504.4.5
X
5.504.4.6
X
5.504.5.3
X
5.505
X
5.506.1
X
5.507.4 and subsections
X
5.508.1 and subsections
X
CHAPTER 5
NONRESIDENTIAL MANDATORY MEASURES
SECTION 5.502
DEFINITIONS
Division 5.5 – ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
5.502.1 Definitions. The following terms are defined in Chapter 2.
ARTERIAL HIGHWAY.
SECTION 5.501
GENERAL
A-WEIGHTED SOUND LEVEL (dBA).
5.501.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall outline
means of reducing the quantity of air contaminants that are
odorous, irritating, and/or harmful to the comfort and
well-being of a building’s installers, occupants and neighbors.
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1 BTU/HOUR.
COMMUNITY NOISE EQUIVALENT LEVEL (CNEL).
COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS.
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DAY-NIGHT AVERAGE SOUND LEVEL (Ldn).
DECIBEL (dB).
ENERGY EQUIVALENT (NOISE) LEVEL (Leq).
EXPRESSWAY.
ment, all duct and other related air distribution component
openings shall be covered with tape, plastic, sheetmetal or
other methods acceptable to the enforcing agency to reduce the
amount of dust, water and debris which may enter the system.
5.504.4 Finish material pollutant control. Finish materials
shall comply with Sections 5.504.4.1 through 5.504.4.4.
FREEWAY.
GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL (GWP).
GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL VALUE (GWP
VALUE).
HIGH-GWP REFRIGERANT.
TABLE 5.504.4.1
ADHESIVE VOC LIMIT1,2
Less Water and Less Exempt Compounds in Grams Per Liter
ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATIONS
CURRENT VOC LIMIT
LONG RADIUS ELBOW.
Indoor carpet adhesives
50
LOW-GWP REFRIGERANT.
Carpet pad adhesives
50
MERV.
Outdoor carpet adhesives
150
MAXIMUM INCREMENTAL REACTIVITY (MIR).
Wood flooring adhesive
100
PRODUCT-WEIGHTED MIR (PWMIR).
Rubber floor adhesives
60
PSIG.
Subfloor adhesives
50
REACTIVE ORGANIC COMPOUND (ROC).
Ceramic tile adhesives
65
SCHRADER ACCESS VALVES.
VCT and asphalt tile adhesives
50
SHORT RADIUS ELBOW.
Drywall and panel adhesives
50
SUPERMARKET.
Cove base adhesives
50
VOC.
Multipurpose construction adhesives
70
Structural glazing adhesives
100
Single-ply roof membrane adhesives
250
Other adhesive not specifically listed
50
SECTION 5.503
FIREPLACES
5.503.1 General. Install only a direct-vent sealed-combustion
gas or sealed wood-burning fireplace, or a sealed woodstove or
pellet stove, and refer to residential requirements in the California Energy Code, Title 24, Part 6, Subchapter 7, Section
150. Woodstoves, pellet stoves and fireplaces shall comply
with applicable local ordinances.
5.503.1.1 Woodstoves. Woodstoves and pellet stoves shall
comply with U.S. EPA Phase II emission limits where applicable.
SECTION 5.504
POLLUTANT CONTROL
5.504.1.3 Temporary ventilation. The permanent HVAC
system shall only be used during construction if necessary
to condition the building or areas of addition or alteration
within the required temperature range for material and
equipment installation. If the HVAC system is used during
construction, use return air filters with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of 8, based on ASHRAE
52.2-1999, or an average efficiency of 30 percent based on
ASHRAE 52.1-1992. Replace all filters immediately prior
to occupancy, or, if the building is occupied during alteration, at the conclusion of construction.
5.504.3 Covering of duct openings and protection of
mechanical equipment during construction. At the time of
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PVC welding
510
CPVC welding
490
ABS welding
325
Plastic cement welding
250
Adhesive primer for plastic
550
Contact adhesive
80
Special purpose contact adhesive
250
Structural wood member adhesive
140
Top and trim adhesive
250
SUBSTRATE SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS
Metal to metal
30
Plastic foams
50
Porous material (except wood)
50
Wood
30
Fiberglass
80
1. If an adhesive is used to bond dissimilar substrates together the adhesive with
the highest VOC content shall be allowed.
2. For additional information regarding methods to measure the VOC content
specified in this table, see South Coast Air Quality Management District
Rule 1168, http://www.arb.ca.gov/DRDB/SC/CURHTML/R1168.PDF.
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5.504.4.1 Adhesives, sealants and caulks. Adhesives,
sealants, and caulks used on the project shall meet the
requirements of the following standards:
1. Adhesives, adhesive bonding primers, adhesive primers, sealants, sealant primers and caulks shall comply
with local or regional air pollution control or air quality
management district rules where applicable, or
SCAQMD Rule 1168 VOC limits, as shown in Tables
5.504.4.1 and 5.504.4.2. Such products also shall comply with the Rule 1168 prohibition on the use of certain
toxic compounds (chloroform, ethylene dichloride,
methylene chloride, perchloroethylene and trichloroethylene), except for aerosol products as specified in
subsection 2, below.
2. Aerosol adhesives, and smaller unit sizes of adhesives,
and sealant or caulking compounds (in units of product, less packaging, which do not weigh more than one
pound and do not consist of more than 16 fluid ounces)
shall comply with statewide VOC standards and other
requirements, including prohibitions on use of certain
toxic compounds, of California Code of Regulations,
Title 17, commencing with Section 94507.
TABLE 5.504.4.2
SEALANT VOC LIMIT
Less Water and Less Exempt Compounds in Grams per Liter
SEALANTS
CURRENT VOC LIMIT
TABLE 5.504.4.3
VOC CONTENT LIMITS FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS2, 3
Grams of VOC Per Liter of Coating,
Less Water and Less Exempt Compounds
COATING CATEGORY
CURENT LIMIT
Flat coatings
50
Nonflat coatings
100
Nonflat high gloss coatings
150
Specialty Coatings
Aluminum roof coatings
400
Basement specialty coatings
400
Bituminous roof coatings
50
Bituminous roof primers
350
Bond breakers
350
Concrete curing compounds
350
Concrete/masonry sealers
100
Driveway sealers
50
Dry fog coatings
150
Faux finishing coatings
350
Fire resistive coatings
350
Floor coatings
100
Form-release compounds
250
Graphic arts coatings (sign paints)
500
High-temperature coatings
420
Industrial maintenance coatings
250
Low solids coatings1
120
Magnesite cement coatings
450
Architectural
250
Marine deck
760
Mastic texture coatings
100
Nonmembrane roof
300
Metallic pigmented coatings
500
Roadway
250
Multicolor coatings
250
Single-ply roof membrane
Other
Pretreatment wash primers
420
450
Primers, sealers and undercoaters
100
420
Reactive penetrating sealers
350
Recycled coatings
250
SEALANT PRIMERS
Roof coatings
50
Rust preventative coatings
250
500
Shellacs:
Clear
Opaque
730
550
760
Specialty primers, sealers and undercoaters
100
Stains
250
Architectural
Nonporous
Porous
250
775
Modified bituminous
Marine deck
Other
750
Note: For additional information regarding methods to measure the VOC
content specified in these tables, see South Coast Air Quality Management
District Rule 1168.
5.504.4.3 Paints and coatings. Architectural paints and
coatings shall comply with VOC limits in Table 1 of the
ARB Architectural Coatings Suggested Control Measure,
as shown in Table 5.504.4.3, unless more stringent local
limits apply. The VOC content limit for coatings that do not
meet the definitions for the specialty coatings categories
listed in Table 5.504.4.3 shall be determined by classifying
the coating as a Flat, Nonflat or Nonflat-High Gloss coating,
based on its gloss, as defined in Subsections 4.21, 4.36 and
4.37 of the 2007 California Air Resources Board Suggested
Control Measure, and the corresponding Flat, Nonflat or
Nonflat-High Gloss VOC limit in Table 5.504.4.3 shall
apply.
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Stone consolidants
450
Swimming pool coatings
340
Traffic marking coatings
100
Tub and tile refinish coatings
420
Waterproofing membranes
250
Wood coatings
275
Wood preservatives
350
Zinc-rich primers
340
1. Grams of VOC per liter of coating, including water and including exempt
compounds.
2. The specified limits remain in effect unless revised limits are listed in subsequent columns in the table.
3. Values in this table are derived from those specified by the California Air
Resources Board, Architectural Coatings Suggested Control Measure,
February 1, 2008. More information is available from the Air Resources
Board.
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enforcing agency. Documentation shall include at least
one of the following:
5.504.4.3.1 Aerosol paints and coatings. Aerosol
paints and coatings shall meet the PWMIR Limits for
ROC in Section 94522(a)(3) and other requirements,
including prohibitions on use of certain toxic compounds and ozone depleting substances, in Sections
94522(c)(2) and (d)(2) of California Code of Regulations, Title 17, commencing with Section 94520; and in
areas under the jurisdiction of the Bay Area Air Quality
Management District additionally comply with the percent VOC by weight of product limits of Regulation 8
Rule 49.
5.504.4.3.2 Verification. Verification of compliance
with this section shall be provided at the request of the
enforcing agency. Documentation may include, but is
not limited to, the following:
1. Manufacturer’s product specification
1. Product certifications and specifications.
2. Chain of custody certifications.
3. Product labeled and invoiced as meeting the Composite Wood Products regulation (see CCR, Title
17, Section 93120, et seq.).
4. Exterior grade products marked as meeting the
PS-1 or PS-2 standards of the Engineered Wood
Association, the Australian AS/NZS 2269 or
European 636 3S standards.
5. Other methods acceptable to the enforcing agency.
TABLE 5.504.4.5
FORMALDEHYDE LIMITS1
Maximum Formaldehyde Emissions in Parts per Million.
2. Field verification of on-site product containers
5.504.4.4 Carpet systems. All carpet installed in the building interior shall meet at least one of the following testing
and product requirements:
1. Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus Program;
2. Compliant with the VOC-emission limits and testing
requirements specified in the California Department
of Public Health Standard Method for the Testing and
Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions
from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1, February 2010 (also known as
CDPH Standard Method V1.1 or Specification
01350);
3. NSF/ANSI 140 at the Gold level or higher;
PRODUCT
Hardwood plywood veneer core
0.05
Hardwood plywood composite core
0.05
Particle board
0.09
Medium density fiberboard
Thin medium density fiberboard
0.11
2
0.13
1. Values in this table are derived from those specified by the California Air
Resources Board, Air Toxics Control Measure for Composite Wood as
tested in accordance with ASTM E 1333. For additional information, see
California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Sections 93120 through 93120.12.
2. Thin medium density fiberboard has a maximum thickness of 5/16 inches (8
mm).
5.504.4.6 Resilient flooring systems. For 80 percent of
floor area receiving resilient flooring, installed resilient
flooring shall meet at least one of the following:
4. Scientific Certifications Systems Sustainable Choice;
or
1. Certified under the Resilient Floor Covering Institute
(RFCI) FloorScore program;
5. Compliant with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools California (CA-CHPS) Criteria Interpretation for EQ 7.0 and EQ 7.1 (formerly EQ 2.2)
dated July 2012 and listed in the CHPS High Performance Product Database.
2. Compliant with the VOC-emission limits and testing
requirements specified in the California Department
of Public Health’s 2010 Standard Method for the
Testing and Evaluation Chambers, Version 1.1, February 2010;
5.504.4.4.1 Carpet cushion. All carpet cushion installed
in the building interior shall meet the requirements of the
Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label program.
3. Compliant with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools California (CA-CHPS) Criteria Interpretation for EQ 7.0 and EQ 7.1 (formerly EQ 2.2)
dated July 2012 and listed in the CHPS High Performance Product Database; or
5.504.4.4.2 Carpet adhesive. All carpet adhesive shall
meet the requirements of Table 5.504.4.1.
5.504.4.5 Composite wood products. Hardwood plywood,
particleboard and medium density fiberboard composite
wood products used on the interior or exterior of the building shall meet the requirements for formaldehyde as specified in ARB’s Air Toxics Control Measure (ATCM) for
Composite Wood (17 CCR 93120 et seq.) Those materials
not exempted under the ATCM must meet the specified
emission limits, as shown in Table 5.504.4.5.
5.504.4.5.1 Early compliance. Reserved.
5.504.4.5.3 Documentation. Verification of compliance
with this section shall be provided as requested by the
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4. Products certified under UL GREENGUARD Gold
(formerly the Greenguard Children’s & Schools Program).
5.504.4.6.1 Verification of compliance. Documentation shall be provided verifying that resilient flooring
materials meet the pollutant emission limits.
5.504.5.3 Filters. In mechanically ventilated buildings,
provide regularly occupied areas of the building with air
filtration media for outside and return air that provides at
least a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of 8.
MERV 8 filters shall be installed prior to occupancy, and
recommendations for maintenance with filters of the same
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CHAPTER 7 – INSTALLER AND SPECIAL INSPECTOR QUALIFICATIONS
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
HCD
Adopting agency
BSC
SFM
1
2
DSA
1-AC
AC
OSHPD
SS
1
2
3
4
BSCC DPH
AGR DWR CEC CA
SL
SLC
Adopt entire CA chapter
Adopt entire chapter as amended
(amended sections listed below)
Adopt only those sections that are
listed below
X
X
Chapter/Section
702
X
702.1
702.2
X
X
X
X
X
703
703.1
X
CHAPTER 7
INSTALLER AND SPECIAL INSPECTOR QUALIFICATIONS
may be considered by the enforcing agency when evaluating
the qualifications of a special inspector:
SECTION 701
GENERAL
(Reserved)
1. Certification by a national or regional green building
program or standard publisher.
2. Certification by a statewide energy consulting or verification organization, such as HERS raters, building performance contractors, and home energy auditors.
SECTION 702
QUALIFICATIONS
702.1 Installer training. HVAC system installers shall be
trained and certified in the proper installation of HVAC systems
including ducts and equipment by a nationally or regionally recognized training or certification program. Uncertified persons
may perform HVAC installations when under the direct supervision and responsibility of a person trained and certified to install
HVAC systems or contractor licensed to install HVAC systems.
Examples of acceptable HVAC training and certification programs include but are not limited to the following:
1. State certified apprenticeship programs.
2. Public utility training programs.
3. Training programs sponsored by trade, labor or statewide energy consulting or verification organizations.
4. Programs sponsored by manufacturing organizations.
5. Other programs acceptable to the enforcing agency.
702.2 Special inspection. [HCD] When required by the
enforcing agency, the owner or the responsible entity acting as
the owner’s agent shall employ one or more special inspectors
to provide inspection or other duties necessary to substantiate
compliance with this code. Special inspectors shall demonstrate competence to the satisfaction of the enforcing agency
for the particular type of inspection or task to be performed. In
addition to other certifications or qualifications acceptable to
the enforcing agency, the following certifications or education
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3. Successful completion of a third party apprentice training program in the appropriate trade.
4. Other programs acceptable to the enforcing agency.
Notes:
1. Special inspectors shall be independent entities with
no financial interest in the materials or the project
they are inspecting for compliance with this code.
2. HERS raters are special inspectors certified by the
California Energy Commission (CEC) to rate homes
in California according to the Home Energy Rating
System (HERS).
[BSC] When required by the enforcing agency, the owner or
the responsible entity acting as the owner’s agent shall employ
one or more special inspectors to provide inspection or other
duties necessary to substantiate compliance with this code.
Special inspectors shall demonstrate competence to the satisfaction of the enforcing agency for the particular type of
inspection or task to be performed. In addition, the special
inspector shall have a certification from a recognized state,
national or international association, as determined by the local
agency. The area of certification shall be closely related to the
primary job function, as determined by the local agency.
Note: Special inspectors shall be independent entities with
no financial interest in the materials or the project they are
inspecting for compliance with this code.
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703.1 Documentation. Documentation used to show compliance with this code shall include but is not limited to, construction documents, plans, specifications, builder or installer
certification, inspection reports, or other methods acceptable to
the enforcing agency which demonstrate substantial conformance. When specific documentation or special inspection is
necessary to verify compliance, that method of compliance
will be specified in the appropriate section or identified in the
application checklist.
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CHAPTER 8 – COMPLIANCE FORMS AND WORKSHEETS
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
Adopting agency
Adopt entire CA chapter
HCD
BSC
SFM
1
2
X
DSA
1-AC
AC
OSHPD
SS
1
2
3
4
BSCC DPH AGR DWR CEC CA
SL
SLC
X
Adopt entire chapter as
amended (amended sections
listed below)
Adopt only those sections that
are listed below
Chapter/Section
>
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[BSC] Sample forms found in “A Guide to the California Green Building Standards Code (Nonresidential)” located at
http://www.bsc.ca.gov/Home/CALGreen.aspx may be used to assist in documenting compliance with the waste management plan
and other provisions of this code.
[HCD 1] Sample forms located at www.hcd.ca.gov/CALGreen.html may be used to assist in documenting compliance with
CALGreen.
WORKSHEET (WS-1)
BASELINE WATER USE
BASELINE WATER USE CALCULATION TABLE
DAILY
USES
Showerheads
2.0 [email protected] psi
x
5 min.
x
1
Lavatory faucets nonresidential
0.5 [email protected] psi
x
.25 min.
x
3
Kitchen faucets
1.8 [email protected] psi
x
4 min.
x
1
GALLONS
PER DAY
OCCUPANTS1
x
Note 1a
=
=
x
Note 1b
=
2.2 gpm
x
x
x
=
Wash fountains
1.8 gpm/20
[rim space(in.)@
60 psi]
x
x
x
=
Metering faucets
0.20 gal/cycle
x
x
x
=
0.20 gpm/20
[rim space(in.)@
60 psi]
x
.25 min.
x
x
=
Gravity tank-type water closets
1.28
gal/flush
x
1 flush
x
1 male2
3 female
x
=
Flushometer tank water closets
1.28
gal/flush
x
1 flush
x
1 male2
3 female
x
=
Flushometer valve water closets
1.28
gal/flush
x
1 flush
x
1 male2
3 female
x
=
Electromechanical hydraulic
water closets
1.28
gal/flush
x
1 flush
x
1 male2
3 female
x
=
Urinals
0.5
gal/flush
x
1 flush
x
2 male
x
=
Replacement aerators
Metering faucets for wash
fountains
Total daily baseline water use (BWU)
3
=
>
DURATION
>
FLOW RATE
1 . For nonresidential occupancies, refer to Table A, Chapter 4, 2013 California Plumbing Code, for occupant load factors.
a. Shower use by occupants depends on the type of use of a building or portion of a building, e.g., total occupant load for a health club, but only a fraction of the
occupants in an office building as determined by the anticipated number of users.
b. Kitchen faucet use is determined by the occupant load of the area served by the fixture.
2. The daily use number shall be increased to three if urinals are not installed in the room.
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WORKSHEET (WS-2)
WATER USE REDUCTION
12-, 20- 25-PERCENT REDUCTION WATER USE CALCULATION TABLE
GALLONS
PER DAY
OCCUPANTS1
DAILY USES
Showerheads
×
5 min.
×
1
×
Lavatory faucets
nonresidential4
×
.25 min.
×
3
×
Kitchen faucets
×
4 min.
×
1
×
Note 1a
=
=
Note 1b
=
Replacement aerators
×
×
×
=
Wash fountains
×
×
×
=
Metering faucets
×
.25 min.
×
×
=
Metering faucets for wash
fountains
×
.25 min.
×
×
=
Gravity tank type water closets
×
1 flush
×
1 male3
3 female
×
=
Flushometer tank water closets
×
1 flush
×
1 male3
3 female
×
=
Flushometer valve water closets
×
1 flush
×
1 male3
3 female
×
=
Electromechanical hydraulic
water closets
×
1 flush
×
1 male3
3 female
×
=
Urinals
×
1 flush
×
2 male
×
=
×
1 flush
×
2 male
×
=
Urinals
Nonwater supplied
0.0
gal/flush
3
Proposed water use
=
12% Reduction___________ (BWU from WS-1) × .88 = __________ Allowable water use
20% Reduction___________ (BWU from WS-1) × .80 = __________ Allowable water use
25% Reduction___________ (BWU from WS-1) × .75 = __________ Allowable water use
1. For occupancies, refer to Table A, Chapter 4, 2013 California Plumbing Code, for occupant load factors.
a. Shower use by occupants depends on the type of use of a building or portion of a building, e.g., total occupant load for a health club, but only a fraction of the
occupants in an office building as determined by the anticipated number of users.
b. Kitchen faucet use is determined by the occupant load of the area served by the fixture.
2. Includes single and dual flush water closets with an effective flush of 1.28 gallons or less.
Single flush toilets - The effective flush volume shall not exceed 1.28 gallons (4.8 liters). The effective flush volume is the average flush volume when tested in
accordance with ASME A112.19.2.
Dual flush toilets - The effective flush volume shall not exceed 1.28 gallons (4.8 liters). The effective flush volume is defined as the composite, average flush
volume of two reduced flushes and one full flush. Flush volumes will be tested in accordance with ASME A112.19.2 and ASME A112.19.14.
3. The daily use number shall be increased to three if urinals are not installed in the room.
4. Where complying faucets are unavailable, aerators rated at .35 gpm or other means may be used to achieve reduction.
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Construction Waste Management (CWM) Plan
Note: This sample form may be used to assist in documenting compliance with the waste management plan.
Project Name: ___________________________________________________
Job #: __________________________________________________________
Project Manager:__________________________________________________
Waste Hauling Company:___________________________________________
Contact Name: ___________________________________________________
All Subcontractors shall comply with the project’s Construction Waste Management Plan.
All Subcontractor foremen shall sign the CWM Plan Acknowledgment Sheet.
Subcontractors who fail to comply with the Waste Management Plan will be subject to backcharges or withholding of payment, as deemed appropriate. For instance, Subcontractors who contaminate debris boxes that have been designated for a single material type will be subject to
backcharge or withheld payment, as deemed appropriate.
1. The project’s overall rate of waste diversion will be ____ %.
2. This project shall generate the least amount of waste possible by planning and ordering carefully, following all proper storage and handling
procedures to reduce broken and damaged materials and reusing materials whenever possible. The majority of the waste that is generated on
this jobsite will be diverted from the landfill and recycled for other use.
3. Spreadsheet 1, enclosed, identifies the waste materials that will be generated on this project, the diversion strategy for each waste type and the
anticipated diversion rate.
4. Waste prevention and recycling activities will be discussed at the beginning of weekly subcontractor meetings. As each new subcontractor
comes on-site, the WMP Coordinator will present him/her with a copy of the CWM Plan and provide a tour of the jobsite to identify materials
to be salvaged and the procedures for handling jobsite debris. All Subcontractor foremen will acknowledge in writing that they have read and
will abide by the CWM Plan. Subcontractor Acknowledgment Sheet enclosed. The CWM Plan will be posted at the jobsite trailer.
5. Salvage: Excess materials that cannot be used in the project, nor returned to the vendor, will be offered to site workers, the owner, or donated
to charity if feasible.
6. [HAULING COMPANY] will provide a commingled drop box at the jobsite for most of the construction waste. These commingled drop
boxes will be taken to [Sorting Facility Name and Location]. The average diversion rate for commingled waste will be ____%. As site conditions permit, additional drop boxes will be used for particular phases of construction (e.g., concrete and wood waste) to ensure the highest
waste diversion rate possible.
7. In the event that the waste diversion rate achievable via the strategy described in (6) above, is projected to be lower than what is required , then
a strategy of source-separated waste diversion and/or waste stream reduction will be implemented. Source separated waste refers to jobsite
waste that is not commingled but is instead allocated to a debris box designated for a single material type, such as clean wood or metal.
8.
9.
10.
11.
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pounds per square foot of building area.
2. When using waste stream reduction measures, the gross weight of the product is subtracted from a base weight of four (4) pounds per
square foot of building area. This reduction is considered additional diversion and can be used in the waste reduction percentage calculations.
[HAULING COMPANY] will track and calculate the quantity (in tons) of all waste leaving the project and calculate the waste diversion rate
for the project. [HAULING COMPANY] will provide Project Manager with an updated monthly report on gross weight hauled and the waste
diversion rate being achieved on the project. [HAULING COMPANY’s] monthly report will track separately the gross weights and diversion rates for commingled debris and for each source-separated waste stream leaving the project. In the event that [HAULING COMPANY]
does not service any or all of the debris boxes on the project, the [HAULING COMPANY] will work with the responsible parties to track the
material type and weight (in tons) in such debris boxes in order to determine waste diversion rates for these materials.
In the event that Subcontractors furnish their own debris boxes as part of their scope of work, such Subcontractors shall not be excluded from
complying with the CWM Plan and will provide [HAULING COMPANY] weight and waste diversion data for their debris boxes.
In the event that site use constraints (such as limited space) restrict the number of debris boxes that can be used for collection of designated
waste the project Superintendent will, as deemed appropriate, allocate specific areas onsite where individual material types are to be consolidated. These collection points are not to be contaminated with non-designated waste types.
Debris from jobsite office and meeting rooms will be collected by [DISPOSAL SERVICE COMPANY]. [DISPOSAL SERVICE COMPANY] will, at a minimum, recycle office paper, plastic, metal and cardboard.
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APPENDIX A4 – RESIDENTIAL VOLUNTARY MEASURES
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
Adopting agency
HCD
BSC
SFM
1
2
DSA
1-AC
AC
OSHPD
SS
1
2
3
4
BSCC
DPH
AGR DWR CEC CA
Adopt entire CA chapter
Adopt entire chapter as amended
(amended sections listed below)
Adopt only those sections that are
X
listed below
Chapter/Section
A4.1
X
A4.2
†
A4.3
X
A4.4
X
A4.5
X
A4.6
X
A4.7
X
The state agency does not adopt sections identified by the following symbol: †.
SL SLC
X
APPENDIX A4
RESIDENTIAL VOLUNTARY MEASURES
Some of the measures contained in this appendix are not mandatory unless adopted by a city, county, or city and county as
specified in Section 101.7 and provide additional measures that designers, builders and property owners may wish to consider
during the planning, design and construction process.
Division A4.1 – PLANNING AND DESIGN
PREFACE
Given that land use and planning are largely regulated locally,
cities, counties, and cities and counties should consider reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with development
through local land-use practices in conjunction with enforcing
the provisions of this code. Specific land use strategies a city,
county, or city and county may wish to consider include but are
not limited to the following:
(2) be consistent with the prevailing sustainable communities strategy or alternative planning strategy, whichever
meets the greenhouse gas target established by the California Air Resources Board, including the general location of
uses, residential densities and building intensities; and
(3) have all necessary entitlements required by the applicable local government.
Note: For additional information, see Government Code
Sections 65080, 65080.1, 65400, and 65470, and Public
Resources Code Sections 21061.3 and 21155.
Site selection. Develop sites for buildings, hardscape, roads or
parking areas consistent with the local general plan and regional
transportation plan pursuant to SB 375 (Stats 2008, Ch. 728).
SECTION A4.101
GENERAL
Regional sustainable communities strategy. Site selection
and building design and use shall conform the project with the
prevailing regional sustainable communities strategy or alternative planning strategy, whichever meets the greenhouse gas
target established by the California Air Resources Board pursuant to SB 375 (Stats. 2008, Ch. 728), including the general
location of uses, residential densities and building intensities.
A4.101.1 Scope. The provisions of this division outline planning, design and development methods that include environmentally responsible site selection, building design, building
siting and development to protect, restore and enhance the
environmental quality of the site and respect the integrity of
adjacent properties.
Transit priority projects. To qualify as a transit priority project, the project shall meet three criteria:
SECTION A4.102
DEFINITIONS
(1) (a) contain at least 50 percent residential use, based on
total building square footage and, if the project contains
between 26 and 50 percent nonresidential uses, a floor area
ratio of not less than 0.75; (b) provide a minimum net density of at least 20 dwelling units per acre; and (c) be within
one-half mile of a major transit stop or high-quality transit
corridor included in a regional transportation plan as
described in Section 21155 of Stats. 2008, Ch. 728;
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A4.102.1 Definitions. The following terms are defined in
Chapter 2.
BROWNFIELD SITE.
DEVELOPMENT FOOTPRINT.
GREENFIELDS.
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or products must comply with current building standards
requirements or be an accepted alternate method or material.
INFILL SITE.
PERMEABLE PAVING.
SECTION A4.103
SITE SELECTION
A4.103.1 Selection. A site which complies with at least one of
the following characteristics is selected:
1. An infill site is selected.
A4.105.2 Reuse of materials. Materials which can be easily
reused include but are not limited to the following:
1. Light fixtures.
2. Plumbing fixtures.
3. Doors and trim.
4. Masonry.
2. A greyfield site is selected.
3. An EPA-recognized and remediated Brownfield site is
selected.
A4.103.2 Community connectivity. Facilitate community
connectivity by one of the following methods:
1
1. Locate project within a /4-mile true walking distance of
at least four basic services, readily accessible by pedestrians.
2. Locate project within a 1/2-mile true walking distance of
at least seven basic services, readily accessible by pedestrians.
3. Other methods increasing access to additional resources.
Note: Examples of services include, but are not limited to,
bank, place of worship, convenience grocery, day care,
cleaners, fire station, barber shop, beauty shop, hardware
store, laundry, library, medical clinic, dental clinic, senior
care facility, park, pharmacy, post office, restaurant, school,
supermarket, theater, community center, fitness center,
museum or farmers market. Other services may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
5. Electrical devices.
6. Appliances.
7. Foundations or portions of foundations.
Note: Reused material must be in compliance with the
appropriate Title 24 requirements.
SECTION A4.106
SITE DEVELOPMENT
A4.106.1 Reserved.
A4.106.2 Soil analysis and protection. The soils at the building site are analyzed and protected as specified in this section.
A4.106.2.1 Soil analysis. Soil analysis is performed by a
licensed design professional and the findings utilized in the
structural design of the building.
A4.106.2.2 Soil protection. The effect of development on
building sites is evaluated and the soil is protected by one or
more of the following:
1. Natural drainage patterns are evaluated and erosion
controls are implemented to minimize erosion during
construction and after occupancy.
SECTION A4.104
SITE PRESERVATION
A4.104.1 Supervision and education. Individuals with oversight authority on the project who have been trained in areas
related to environmentally friendly development can teach
green concepts to other members of the development staff and
ensure that training is provided to all parties associated with the
development of the project.
Prior to beginning the construction activities, all parties
involved with the development process shall receive a written
guideline and instruction specifying the green goals of the project.
Note: Lack of adequate supervision and dissemination of
the project goals can result in negative effects on green
building projects. If the theme of green building is not carried throughout the project, the overall benefit can be substantially reduced by the lack of knowledge and information
provided to the various entities involved with the construction of the project.
2. Site access is accomplished by minimizing the
amount of cut and fill needed to install access roads
and driveways.
3. As allowed by other parts of the California Building
Standards Code underground construction activities
are coordinated to utilize the same trench, minimize
the amount of time the disturbed soil is exposed and
the soil is replaced using accepted compaction methods.
A4.106.2.3 Topsoil protection. Topsoil shall be protected
or saved for reuse as specified in this section.
SECTION A4.105
DECONSTRUCTION AND
REUSE OF EXISTING MATERIALS
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Tier 1. Displaced topsoil shall be stockpiled for reuse in
a designated area and covered or protected from erosion.
Note: Protection from erosion includes covering with
tarps, straw, mulch, chipped wood, vegetative cover,
or other means acceptable to the enforcing agency to
protect the topsoil for later use.
Tier 2. The construction area shall be identified and delineated by fencing or flagging to limit construction activity
to the construction area. Heavy equipment or vehicle traffic and material storage outside the construction area shall
be limited to areas that are planned to be paved.
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A4.106.3 Landscape design. Postconstruction landscape
designs shall accomplish one or more of the following:
1. Areas disrupted during construction are restored to be
consistent with native vegetation species and patterns.
2. Limit turf areas to the greatest extent possible.
TABLE A4.106.5.1
VALUES OF SOILING RESISTANCE (ß) BY PRODUCT TYPE
PRODUCT TYPE
Tier 1 not more than 50 percent of the total landscaped
area.
Tier 2 not more than 25 percent of the total landscaped
area.
3. Utilize at least 75 percent native California or drought
tolerant plant and tree species appropriate for the climate
zone region.
4. Hydrozoning irrigation techniques are incorporated into
the landscape design.
A4.106.4 Water permeable surfaces. Permeable paving is
utilized for the parking, walking or patio surfaces in compliance with the following.
Tier 1. Not less than 20 percent of the total parking, walking
or patio surfaces shall be permeable.
Tier 2. Not less than 30 percent of the total parking, walking
or patio surfaces shall be permeable.
Exceptions:
1. The primary driveway, primary entry walkway
and entry porch or landing shall not be included
when calculating the area required to be a permeable surface.
2. Required accessible routes for persons with disabilities as required by California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2, Chapter 11A and/or Chapter
11B as applicable.
A4.106.5 Cool roof for reduction of heat island effect. Roofing materials for Tier 1 and Tier 2 buildings shall comply with
this section:
Exceptions:
1. Roof constructions that have a thermal mass over the
roof membrane including areas of vegetated (green)
roofs, weighing at least 25 pounds per square foot.
2. Roof areas covered by building integrated solar photovoltaic panels and building integrated solar thermal
panels.
A4.106.5.1 Solar reflectance. Roofing materials shall have
a minimum 3-year aged solar reflectance equal to or greater
than the values specified in Tables A4.106.5.1(1) and
A4.106.5.1(3) for Tier 1 and Tables A4.106.5.1(2) and
A4.105.5.1(4) for Tier 2.
If CRRC testing for aged solar reflectance is not available
for any roofing products, the aged value shall be determined
using the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) certified initial
value using the equation ρaged = [0.2+ß[ρinitial-0.2], where
ρinitial = the initial Solar Reflectance and soiling resistance, ß,
is listed by product type in Table A4.106.5.1.
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Solar reflectance may also be certified by other supervisory entities approved by the Energy Commission pursuant
to Title 24, Part 1, Section 10-113.
CCRC PRODUCT CATEGORY
ß
Field-applied coating
Field-applied coating
0.65
Other
Not a field-applied coating
0.70
A4.106.5.2 Thermal emittance. Roofing materials shall
have a CRRC initial or aged thermal emittance equal to or
greater than those specified in Tables A4.106.5.1(1) and
A4.106.5.1(3) for Tier 1 and Tables A4.106.5.1(2) and
A4.106.5.1(4) for Tier 2.
Thermal emittance may also be certified by other supervisory entities approved by the Energy Commission pursuant to Title 24, Part 1, California Administrative Code.
A4.106.5.3 Solar reflectance index alternative. Solar
Reflectance Index (SRI) equal to or greater than the values
specified in Tables A4.106.5.1(1) and A4.106.5.1(3) for
Tier 1 and Tables A4.106.5.1(2) and A4.106.5.1(4) for
Tier 2 may be used as an alternative to compliance with the
3-year aged solar reflectance values and thermal emittance.
SRI values used to comply with this section shall be calculated using the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) Calculation Worksheet (SRI-WS) developed by the California
Energy Commission or in compliance with ASTM
E1980-01 as specified in the 2013 California Energy
Code. Solar reflectance values used in the SRI-WS shall be
based on the aged reflectance value of the roofing product or
the equation in Section A4.106.5.1 if the CRRC certified
aged solar reflectance are not available. Certified thermal
emittance used in the SRI-WS may be either the initial value
or the aged value listed by the CRRC.
Solar reflectance and thermal emittance may also be certified by other supervisory entities approved by the Commission pursuant to Title 24, Part 1, California
Administrative Code.
Note: The Solar Reflectance Index Calculation Worksheet
(SRI-WS) is available by contacting the Energy Standards
Hotline at 1-800-772-3300, website at www.energy.ca.gov
or by email at [email protected]
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TIER 1 – LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL
ROOF
SLOPE
CLIMATE
ZONE
MINIMUM 3-YEAR
AGED SOLAR
REFLECTANCE
THERMAL
EMITTANCE
SRI
≤ 2:12
13 & 15
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0.75
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TIER 2 – LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL
4. Locate 50 percent of parking underground or use multilevel parking.
ROOF
SLOPE
CLIMATE
ZONE
MINIMUM 3-YEAR
AGED SOLAR
REFLECTANCE
THERMAL
EMITTANCE
SRI
≤ 2:12
2, 4, 6 – 15
0.65
0.85
78
> 2:12
2, 4, 6 – 15
0.23
0.85
20
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TIER 1 – HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL
BUILDINGS, HOTELS AND MOTELS
MINIMUM 3-YEAR
AGED SOLAR
REFLECTANCE
THERMAL
EMITTANCE
SRI
ROOF
SLOPE
CLIMATE
ZONE
≤ 2:12
10 & 11,
13 – 15
0.55
0.75
64
> 2:12
2 – 15
0.20
0.75
16
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TIER 2 – HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL
BUILDINGS, HOTELS AND MOTELS
ROOF
SLOPE
CLIMATE
ZONE
MINIMUM 3-YEAR
AGED SOLAR
REFLECTANCE
THERMAL
EMITTANCE
SRI
≤ 2:12
2 – 15
0.65
0.75
78
> 2:12
2 – 15
0.23
0.75
20
5. Other methods of reducing heat island effects acceptable
to the enforcing agency.
Note: Local agencies may have ordinances requiring mitigation of heat island effects through building or parking lot
shading, tree plantings, landscaping, use of pervious pavements and other approved methods.
A4.106.8 Electric vehicle (EV) charging for new construction. New construction shall comply with Sections A4.106.8.1
and A4.106.8.2 to facilitate future installation and use of electric vehicle chargers. Electric vehicle supply equipment
(EVSE) shall be installed in accordance with the California
Electrical Code, Article 625.
A4.106.8.1 New one- and two-family dwellings and
townhouses with attached private garages.
Tier 1 and Tier 2. For each dwelling unit, a dedicated
208/240-volt branch circuit shall be installed in the raceway required by Section 4.106.4.1. The branch circuit
and associated overcurrent protective device shall be
rated at 40 amperes minimum. Other electrical components, including a receptacle or blank cover, related to
this section shall be installed in accordance with the California Electrical Code.
A4.106.5.4 Verification. Inspection shall be conducted to
ensure roofing materials meet cool roof aged solar
reflectance and thermal emittance or SRI values.
A4.106.8.1.1 Identification. The service panel or
subpanel circuit directory shall identify the overcurrent
protective device designated for future EV charging purposes as “EV READY” in accordance with the California Electrical Code. The receptacle or blank cover shall
be identified as “EV READY.”
A4.106.6 Vegetated roof. Install a vegetated roof for at least 50
percent of the roof area. Vegetated roofs shall comply with
requirements for roof gardens and landscaped roofs in the California Building Code, Chapter 15 and Chapter 16.
A4.106.8.2 New multifamily dwellings.
A4.106.7 Reduction of heat island effect for nonroof areas.
Reduce nonroof heat islands for 50 percent of sidewalks,
patios, driveways or other paved areas by using one or more of
the methods listed.
1. Trees or other plantings to provide shade and that mature
within 15 years of planting. Trees should be native or
adaptive to the region and climate zones and noninvasive;
hardy and resistant to drought, insects and disease; easy to
maintain (no frequent shedding of twigs, branches,
unwanted fruit or seed pods); and suitable in mature size
and environmental requirements for the site. Tree selection and placement should consider location and size of
areas to be shaded, location of utilities, views from the
structure, distance to sidewalks and foundations, overhangs onto adjacent properties and streets; other infrastructure and adjacent to landscaping. In addition, shading
shall not cast a shadow, as specified, on any neighboring
solar collectors pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 25981, et seq. (Solar Shade Control Act).
2. Use high albedo materials with an initial solar
reflectance value of at least 0.30 as determined in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials
(ASTM) Standards E 1918 or C 1549.
3. Use open grid pavement system or pervious or permeable pavement system.
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Tier 1 and Tier 2. Where 17 or more multifamily dwelling units are constructed on a building site, 5 percent of
the total number of parking spaces provided for all types
of parking facilities, but in no case less than one, shall be
electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) capable of
supporting future EVSE and shall be identified on construction documents. Calculations for the number of
EVCS shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.
See Section 4.106.4.2 for additional requirements
related to EVCS for multifamily dwellings.
Notes:
1. The California Department of Transportation
adopts and publishes the “California Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices (California
MUTCD)” to provide uniform standards and
specifications for all official traffic control
devices in California. Zero Emission Vehicle
Signs and Pavement Markings can be found in
the New Policies & Directives Number 13-01.
Website: www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/signtech/
signdel/policy.htm.
2. See Vehicle Code Section 22511 for EV charging space signage in off-street parking facilities
and for use of EV charging spaces.
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3. The Governor’s Office of Planning and
Research (OPR) published a “Zero-Emission
Vehicle Community Readiness Guidebook”
which provides helpful information for local
governments, residents and businesses.
Website: http://opr.ca.gov/docs/ZEV_Guidebook.pdf.
>
4. The Governor’s Office of Planning and
Research (OPR) has developed draft guidelines, “Plug-In Electric Vehicles: Universal
Charging Access Guidelines and Best Practices”, addressing physical accessibility standards and design guidelines for EVs. Website:
http://opr.ca.gov/docs/PEV_Access_Guidelines.pdf.
A4.106.9 Bicycle parking. Comply with Sections A4.106.9.1
through A4.106.9.3 or meet a local ordinance, whichever is
more stringent.
3. Allowable BUG ratings not exceeding those shown in
Table A4.106.10; or
Comply with a local ordinance lawfully enacted pursuant to
Section 101.7 of this code, whichever is more stringent.
Exceptions:
1. Luminaires that qualify as exceptions in the California Energy Code.
2. Emergency lighting.
3. One- and two-family dwellings.
Note: The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and
the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
(IESNA) have developed a Model Lighting Ordinance
(MLO). The MLO was designed to help municipalities
develop outdoor lighting standards that reduce glare, light
trespass, and skyglow. The model ordinance and user guides
for the ordinance may be accessed at the International
Dark-Sky Association web site.
Exception: Number of bicycle parking spaces shall be permitted to be reduced, as approved by the enforcing agency,
due to building site characteristics, including but not limited
to, isolation from other development.
A4.106.9.1 Short-term bicycle parking. Provide permanently anchored bicycle racks within 100 feet of the visitor’s
entrance, readily visible to passers-by, for 5 percent of visitor motorized vehicle parking capacity with a minimum of
one two-bike capacity rack.
A4.106.9.2 Long-term bicycle parking for multifamily
buildings. Provide on-site bicycle parking for at least one
bicycle per every two dwelling units. Acceptable parking
facilities shall be conveniently reached from the street and
may include, but not be limited to:
1. Covered, lockable enclosures with permanently
anchored racks for bicycles.
SECTION A4.107
[RESERVED]
SECTION A4.108
INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS AND LOCAL
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
A4.108.1 Innovative concepts and local environmental conditions. The provisions of this code are not intended to prevent
the use of any alternate material, appliance, installation,
device, arrangement, method, design or method of construction not specifically prescribed by this code. This code does not
limit the authority of city, county, or city and county government to make necessary changes to the provisions contained in
this code pursuant to Section 101.7.1.
2. Lockable bicycle rooms with permanently anchored
racks.
3. Lockable, permanently anchored bicycle lockers.
A4.106.9.3 Long-term bicycle parking for hotel and
motel buildings. Provide one on-site bicycle parking space
for every 25,000 square feet, but not less than two. Acceptable parking facilities shall be conveniently reached from
the street and may include, but not be limited to:
1. Covered, lockable enclosures with permanently
anchored racks for bicycles.
2. Lockable bicycle rooms with permanently anchored
racks.
3. Lockable, permanently anchored bicycle lockers.
A4.106.10 Light pollution reduction. [HR] Outdoor lighting
systems shall be designed and installed to comply with the following:
1. The minimum requirements in the California Energy
Code for Lighting Zones 1-4 as defined in Chapter 10 of
the California Administrative Code; and
2. Backlight, Uplight and Glare (BUG) ratings as defined
in IES TM-15-11; and
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TABLE A4.106.10
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE BACKLIGHT, UPLIGHT AND GLARE (BUG) RATINGS1, 2
LIGHTING ZONE
1
LIGHTING ZONE
2
LIGHTING ZONE
3
LIGHTING ZONE
4
No Limit
No Limit
No Limit
No Limit
Luminaire back hemisphere is 1 – 2 MH from property line
B2
B3
B4
B4
Luminaire back hemisphere is 0.5 – 1 MH from property line
B1
B2
B3
B3
Luminaire back hemisphere is less than 0.5 MH from
property line
B0
B0
B1
B2
For area lighting4
U0
U0
U0
U0
For all other outdoor light, including decorative luminaires
U1
U2
U3
U4
Luminaire greater than 2 MH from property line
G1
G2
G3
G4
Luminaire front hemisphere is 1 – 2 MH from property line
G0
G1
G1
G2
Luminaire front hemisphere is 0.5 – 1 MH from property line
G0
G0
G1
G1
Luminaire back hemisphere is less than 0.5 MH from
property line
G0
G0
G0
G1
ALLOWABLE RATING
Maximum Allowable Backlight Rating3
Luminaire greater than 2 mounting heights (MH) from
property line
Maximum Allowable Uplight Rating
Maximum Allowable Glare Rating5
1. IESNA Lighting Zones 0 and 5 are not applicable; refer to Lighting Zones as defined in the California Energy Code and Chapter 10 of the California Administrative
Code.
2. For property lines that abut public walkways, bikeways, plazas, and parking lots, the property line may be considered to be 5 feet beyond the actual property line for
the purpose of determining compliance with this section. For property lines that abut public roadways and public transit corridors, the property line may be considered to be the centerline of the public roadway or public transit corridor for the purpose of determining compliance with this section.
3. If the nearest property line is less than or equal to two mounting heights from the back hemisphere of the luminaire distribution, the applicable reduced Backlight
rating shall be met.
4. General lighting luminaires in areas such as outdoor parking, sales or storage lots shall meet these reduced ratings. Decorative luminaires located in these areas
shall meet U value limits for “all other outdoor lighting.”
5. If the nearest property line is less than or equal to two mounting heights from the front hemisphere of the luminaire distribution, the applicable reduced Glare rating
shall be met.
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Using Environmental Chambers,” Version 1.1, February
2010 (also known as Specification 01350.)
Division A4.5 – ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Tier 1. At least 90 percent of the total area of resilient flooring installed shall comply.
SECTION A4.501
GENERAL
(Reserved)
Tier 2. At least 100 percent of the total area of resilient
flooring installed shall comply.
Exception for Tier 2: An allowance for up to 5-percent
specialty purpose flooring may be permitted.
SECTION A4.502
DEFINITIONS
A4.502.1 Definitions. The following terms are defined in
Chapter 2.
MERV.
NO ADDED FORMALDEHYDE (NAF) BASED RESINS.
ULTRA-LOW EMITTING FORMALDEHYDE (ULEF)
RESINS.
SECTION A4.503
FIREPLACES
(Reserved)
SECTION A4.504
POLLUTANT CONTROL
A4.504.1 Compliance with formaldehyde limits. Use composite wood products made with either California Air
Resources Board approved no-added formaldehyde (NAF)
resins or ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) resins.
Note: Documentation must be provided that verifies that
finish materials are certified to meet the pollutant emission
limits.
A4.504.2 Resilient flooring systems. Resilient flooring systems installed in the building shall meet the percentages specified in this section and comply with the VOC-emission limits
defined in at least one of the following:
1. Products compliant with the California Department of
Public Health, “Standard Method for the Testing and
Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions
from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers,”
Version 1.1, February 2010 (also known as Specification 01350), certified as a CHPS Low-Emitting Material
in the Collaborative for High Performance Schools
(CHPS) High Performance Products Database.
2. Products certified UL GREENGUARD Gold (formerly
the Greenguard Children & Schools program.)
3. Certification under the Resilient Floor Covering Institute
(RFCI) FloorScore program.
4. Meet the California Department of Public Health, “Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile
Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources
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Note: Documentation must be provided that verifies that
finish materials are certified to meet the pollutant emission limits in this section.
A4.504.3 Thermal insulation. Thermal insulation installed in
the building shall meet the following requirements:
Tier 1. Install thermal insulation in compliance with the
California Department of Public Health, “Standard Method
for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical
Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental
Chambers,” Version 1.1, February 2010 (also known as
Specification 01350), certified as a CHPS Low-Emitting
Material in the Collaborative for High Performance Schools
(CHPS) High Performance Products Database; products
certified under the UL GREENGUARD Gold (formerly
Greenguard Children & Schools program); or meet California Department of Public Health, “Standard Method for the
Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers,” Version 1.1, February 2010 (also known as
Specification 01350).
Tier 2. Install insulation which complies with Tier 1 plus
does not contain any added formaldehyde.
Note: Documentation must be provided that verifies the
materials are certified to meet the pollutant emission limits in this section.
SECTION A4.505
INTERIOR MOISTURE CONTROL
(Reserved)
SECTION A4.506
INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND EXHAUST
A4.506.1 Filters. Return air filters with a value greater than
MERV 6 shall be installed on HVAC systems. Pressure drop
across the filter shall not exceed 0.1 inches water column.
A4.506.2 Construction filter. [HR] Provide filters on return
air openings rated at MERV 6 or higher during construction.
A4.506.3 Direct-vent appliances. Direct-vent heating and
cooling equipment shall be utilized if the equipment will be
located in the conditioned space or install the space heating and
water heating equipment in an isolated mechanical room.
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SECTION A4.507
ENVIRONMENTAL COMFORT
(Reserved)
SECTION A4.508
OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY
(Reserved)
SECTION A4.509
INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS AND LOCAL
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
A4.509.1 Innovative concepts and local environmental conditions. The provisions of this code are not intended to prevent
the use of any alternate material, appliance, installation,
device, arrangement, method, design or method of construction not specifically prescribed by this code. This code does not
limit the authority of city, county, or city and county government to make necessary changes to the provisions contained in
this code pursuant to Section 101.7.1.
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requirements in Section A4.203.1.1 and Section A4.203.1.2.1.
Division A4.6 – TIER I AND TIER 2
SECTION A4.601
GENERAL
A4.601.1 Scope. The measures contained in this appendix are
not mandatory unless adopted by a city, county, or city and
county as specified in Section 101.7. The provisions of this section outline means of achieving enhanced construction or reach
levels by incorporating additional green building measures. In
order to meet one of the tier levels designers, builders or property owners are required to incorporate additional green building measures necessary to meet the threshold of each level.
A4.601.2 Prerequisite measures. Tier 1 and Tier 2 thresholds
require compliance with the mandatory provisions of this code
and incorporation of the required prerequisite measures listed
in Section A4.601.4.2 for Tier 1 and A4.601.5.2 for Tier 2. Prerequisite measures are also identified in the Residential Occupancies Application Checklist in Section A4.602.
As specified in Section 101.7, additional prerequisite measures may be included by the enforcing agency to address specific local environmental conditions and may be listed in the
Innovative Concepts and Local Environmental Conditions portions of the checklist.
2.2. For additions and alterations to low-rise residential buildings, comply with the energy efficiency requirements in Section A4.204.1.1
and Section A4.204.1.2.1.
3. From Division A4.3, Water Efficiency and Conservation.
3.1. Comply with the landscape irrigation water
budget requirement in Section A4.304.3.
3.2. Comply with the Tier 1 potable water use reduction for landscape irrigation design in Section A4.304.4.
3.3. Comply with at least two elective measures
selected from Division A4.3.
4. From Division A4.4, Material Conservation and
Resource Efficiency.
4.1. Comply with the 20 percent cement reduction
requirements in Section A4.403.2.
4.2. Comply with the 10 percent recycled content
requirements in Section A4.405.3.1.
A4.601.3 Elective measures. In addition to the required measures, Tier 1 and Tier 2 buildings must incorporate at least the
number of elective measures specified in Sections A4.601.4.2
and A4.601.5.2.
A4.601.4 Tier 1. To achieve Tier 1 status a project must comply
with the following:
4.3. Comply with the 65 percent reduction in construction waste in Section A4.408.1.
4.4. Comply with at least two elective measures
selected from Division A4.4.
5. From Division A4.5, Environmental Quality.
5.1. Comply with the 90-percent resilient flooring
systems requirements in Section A4.504.2.
A4.601.4.1 Mandatory measures for Tier 1. The project
shall meet or exceed all of the mandatory measures in Chapter 4, Divisions 4.1 through 4.5 and Chapter 7 as applicable.
A4.601.4.2 Prerequisite and elective measures for Tier 1.
In addition to the mandatory measures, compliance with the
following prerequisite and elective measures from Appendix A4 is also required to achieve Tier 1 status:
1. From Division A4.1, Planning and Design.
1.1. Comply with the topsoil protection requirements in Section A4.106.2.3.
1.2. Comply with the 20 percent permeable paving
requirements in Section A4.106.4.
1.3. Comply with the cool roof requirements in
Section A4.106.5.
1.4. Comply with the electric vehicle (EV) charging requirements in Section A4.106.8.
1.5. Comply with at least two elective measures
selected from Division A4.1.
2. From Division A4.2, Energy Efficiency.
2.1. For newly constructed low-rise residential
buildings, comply with the energy efficiency
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5.2. Comply with the thermal insulation requirements for Tier 1 in Section A4.504.3.
5.3. Comply with at least one elective measure selected from Division A4.5.
Note: The Residential Occupancies Application Checklist contained in Section A4.602 may be used to show
which elective measures are selected.
A4.601.5 Tier 2. To achieve Tier 2 status a project must comply
with the following.
Note: The measures necessary to achieve Tier 2 status are
very stringent. Cities, counties, and cities and counties considering adoption of Tier 2 as mandatory should carefully
consider the stringency of each measure and ensure that the
measures are achievable in their location.
A4.601.5.1 Mandatory measures for Tier 2. The project
shall meet or exceed all of the mandatory measures in Chapter 4, Divisions 4.1 through 4.5 and Chapter 7 as applicable.
A4.601.5.2 Prerequisite and elective measures for Tier 2.
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following prerequisite and elective measures from Appendix A4 is also required to achieve Tier 2 status.
1. From Division A4.1, Planning and Design.
1.1 Comply with the topsoil protection requirements for Tier 1 and Tier 2 in Section
A4.106.2.3.
1.2 Comply with the 30 percent permeable paving
requirements in Section A4.106.4.
5.2 Comply with the thermal insulation requirements for Tier 1 and Tier 2 in Section
A4.504.3.
5.3 Comply with at least one elective measure selected from Division A4.5.
Note: The Residential Occupancies Application Checklist contained in Section A4.602 may be used to show
which elective measures are selected.
1.3 Comply with the cool roof requirements in
Section A4.106.5.
1.4 Comply with the Tier 1 electric vehicle (EV)
charging requirements in Section A4.106.8.
1.5. Comply with at least four elective measures
selected from Division A4.1.
2. From Division A4.2, Energy Efficiency.
2.1 For newly constructed low-rise residential
buildings, comply with the energy efficiency
requirements in Section A4.203.1.1 and Section A4.203.1.2.2.
2.2 For additions and alterations to low-rise residential buildings, comply with the energy efficiency requirements in Section A4.204.1.1
and Section A4.204.1.2.2.
3. From Division A4.3, Water Efficiency and Conservation.
3.1 Comply with the landscape irrigation water
budget requirement in Section A4.304.3.
3.2 Comply with the Tier 2 potable water use reduction for landscape irrigation design in Section A4.304.4.
3.3 Comply with at least three elective measures
selected from Division A4.3.
4. From Division A4.4, Material Conservation and
Resource Efficiency.
4.1 Comply with the 25 percent cement reduction
requirements in Section A4.403.2.
4.2 Comply with the 15 percent recycled content
requirements in Section A4.405.3.1.
4.3 Comply with the 75 percent reduction in construction waste in Section A4.408.1.
4.4 Comply with at least four elective measures
selected from Division A4.4.
5. From Division A4.5, Environmental Quality.
5.1 Comply with the 100-percent resilient flooring systems requirements in Section
A4.504.2.
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SECTION A4.602
RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES APPLICATION CHECKLIST
Effective July 1, 2015
LEVELS
APPLICANT TO SELECT ELECTIVE MEASURES
Prerequisites and electives1
FEATURE OR MEASURE
VERIFICATIONS
ENFORCING AGENCY TO SPECIFY
VERIFICATION METHOD
Enforcing
Agency
Installer or
Designer
Third
party
o
o
o
Tier 1
Tier 2
All
All
All
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
A4.106.1 Reserved.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.106.2.1 Soil analysis is performed by a licensed design
professional and the findings utilized in the structural
design of the building.
o
o
o
o
o
Mandatory
PLANNING AND DESIGN
Site Selection
A4.103.1 A site which complies with at least one of the
following characteristics is selected:
1. An infill site is selected.
2. A greyfield site is selected.
3. An EPA-recognized Brownfield site is selected.
A4.103.2 Facilitate community connectivity by one of the
following methods:
1. Locate project within a 1/4-mile true walking distance
of at least 4 basic services;
2. Locate project within 1/2-mile true walking distance
of at least 7 basic services;
3. Other methods increasing access to additional
resources.
Site Preservation
A4.104.1 An individual with oversight responsibility for
the project has participated in an educational program
promoting environmentally friendly design or development
and has provided training or instruction to appropriate
entities.
Deconstruction and Reuse of Existing Materials
A4.105.2 Existing buildings are disassembled for reuse or
recycling of building materials. The proposed structure
utilizes at least one of the following materials which can be
easily reused:
1. Light fixtures
2. Plumbing fixtures
3. Doors and trim
4. Masonry
5. Electrical devices
6. Appliances
7. Foundations or portions of foundations
Site Development
4.106.2 A plan is developed and implemented to manage
storm water drainage during construction.
x
4.106.3 Construction plans shall indicate how site grading
or a drainage system will manage all surface water flows
to keep water from entering buildings.
x
4.106.4 Provide capability for electric vehicle charging in
one- and two-family dwellings and in townhouses with
attached private garages; and 3 percent of total parking
spaces, as specified, for multifamily dwellings.
x
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Prerequisites and electives1
FEATURE OR MEASURE
Mandatory
A4.106.2.2 Soil disturbance and erosion are minimized
by at least one of the following:
1. Natural drainage patterns are evaluated and
erosion controls are implemented to minimize
erosion during construction and after occupancy.
2. Site access is accomplished by minimizing the
amount of cut and fill needed to install access roads
and driveways.
3. Underground construction activities are
coordinated to utilize the same trench, minimize the
amount of time the disturbed soil is exposed and the
soil is replaced using accepted compaction methods.
A4.106.2.3 Topsoil shall be protected or saved for reuse
as specified in this section.
Tier 1. Displaced topsoil shall be stockpiled for
reuse in a designated area and covered or protected
from erosion.
Tier 2. The construction area shall be identified and
delineated by fencing or flagging to limit
construction activity to the construction area.
A4.106.3 Postconstruction landscape designs
accomplish one or more of the following:
1. Areas disrupted during construction are restored
to be consistent with native vegetation species and
patterns.
2. Limit turf areas to the greatest extent possible.
a. Not more than 50 percent for Tier 1.
b. Not more than 25 percent for Tier 2.
3. Utilize at least 75 percent native California or
drought tolerant plant and tree species appropriate
for the climate zone region.
4. Hydrozoning irrigation techniques are
incorporated into the landscape design.
A4.106.4 Permeable paving is utilized for the parking,
walking or patio surfaces in compliance with the
following:
Tier 1. Not less than 20 percent of the total parking,
walking or patio surfaces shall be permeable.
Tier 2. Not less than 30 percent of the total parking,
walking or patio surfaces shall be permeable.
A4.106.5 Roofing materials shall have a minimum
3-year aged solar reflectance and thermal emittance or a
minimum Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) equal to or
greater than the values specified in Tables
A4.106.5.1(1) and A4.106.5.1(2) for low-rise
residential buildings and Tables A4.106.5.1(3) and
A4.106.5.1(4) for high rise residential buildings.
Low-rise Residential
Tier 1 roof covering shall meet or exceed the values
contained in Table A4.106.5.1(1).
Tier 2 roof covering shall meet or exceed the values
contained in Table A4.106.5.1(2).
High-rise Residential, Hotels and Motels
Tier 1 roof covering shall meet or exceed the values
contained in Table A4.106.5.1(3).
Tier 2 roof covering shall meet or exceed the values
contained in Table A4.106.5.1(4).
VERIFICATIONS
ENFORCING AGENCY TO SPECIFY
VERIFICATION METHOD
Enforcing
Agency
Installer or
Designer
Third
party
o
o
o
Tier 1
Tier 2
All
All
All
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
x2
x2
x2
o
o
x2
x2
x2
x2
x2
x2
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Prerequisites and electives1
FEATURE OR MEASURE
VERIFICATIONS
ENFORCING AGENCY TO SPECIFY
VERIFICATION METHOD
Enforcing
Agency
Installer or
Designer
Third
party
o
o
o
Tier 1
Tier 2
All
All
All
A4.106.6 Install a vegetated roof for at least 50 percent of the
roof area. Vegetated roofs shall comply with requirements for
roof gardens and landscaped roofs in the California Building
Code, Chapters 15 and 16.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.106.7 Reduce nonroof heat islands for 50 percent of
sidewalks, patios, driveways or other paved areas by using one
or more of the methods listed.
o
o
o
o
o
o
x2
x2
o
o
o
o
x2
x2
o
o
o
o
o
o
Mandatory
A4.106.8.1 Tier 1 and Tier 2 for one- and two-family
dwellings and townhouses with attached private garages.
Install a dedicated 208/240-volt branch circuit, including an
overcurrent protective device rated at 40 amperes minimum
per dwelling unit.
A4.106.8.2 Tier 1 and Tier 2 for multifamily dwellings.
Provide capability for future electric vehicle charging in 5
percent of total parking spaces, as specified.
A4.106.9 Provide bicycle parking facilities as noted below or
meet a local ordinance, whichever is more stringent. Number of
bicycle parking spaces may be reduced, as approved by the
enforcing agency, due to building site characteristics, including
but not limited to, isolation from other development.
1. Provide short-term bicycle parking, per Section
A4.106.9.1.
2. Provide long-term bicycle parking for multifamly
buildings, per Section A4.106.9.2.
3. Provide long-term bicycle parking for hotel and motel
buildings, per Section A4.106.9.3.
A4.106.10 [HR] Outdoor lighting systems shall be designed
and installed to comply with:
1. The minimum requirements in the California Energy
Code for Lighting Zones 1-4; and
2. Backlight, Uplight and Glare (BUG) ratings as defined in
IES TM-15-11; and
3. Allowable BUG ratings not exceeding those shown in
Table A4.106.10; or
Comply with a lawfully enacted local ordinance, whichever is
more stringent.
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
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APPLICANT TO SELECT ELECTIVE
MEASURES
Prerequisites and electives1
FEATURE OR MEASURE
VERIFICATIONS
ENFORCING AGENCY TO SPECIFY
VERIFICATION METHOD
Enforcing
Agency
Installer or
Designer
Third
party
o
o
o
Mandatory
Tier 1
Tier 2
All
All
All
Item 1
o
o
o
o
o
o
Item 2
o
o
o
o
o
o
Item 3
o
o
o
o
o
o
x
x2
x2
o
o
o
A4.203.1.1.1 An Energy Design Rating for the Proposed Design
Building is included in the Certificate of Compliance
documentation.
x2
x2
o
o
o
A4.203.1.1.2 QII procedures specified in the Building Energy
Efficiency Standards Reference Residential Appendix RA3.5 are
completed.
x2
x2
o
o
o
A4.203.1.1.3 All permanently installed lighting is high efficiency
and has required controls.
x2
x2
o
o
o
A4.203.1.2.1 The Energy Budget is no greater than 85 percent of
the Title 24, Part 6, Energy Budget for the Proposed Design
Building.
x2
o
o
o
x2
o
o
o
x2
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
Innovative Concepts and Local
Environmental Conditions
A4.108.1 Items in this section are necessary to address
innovative concepts or local environmental conditions.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY
General
4.201.1 Building meets or exceeds the requirements of the
California Building Energy Efficiency Standards3.
Performance Approach for Newly Constructed
Buildings
A4.203.1.2.2 The Energy Budget is no greater than 70 percent of
the Title 24, Part 6, Energy Budget for the Proposed Design
Building.
Performance Approach for Additions and Alterations
A4.204.1.1.1 All newly installed, permanently installed lighting
is high efficacy and has required controls.
x2
A4.204.1.2.1 When one and only one mechanical system is
added or modified, the Energy Budget is no greater than 95
percent of the Title 24, Part 6, Energy Budget for the Proposed
Design Building. When two or more mechanical systems are
added or modified, the Energy Budget is no greater than 90
percent of the Title 24, Part 6, Energy Budget for the Proposed
Design Building.
x2
A4.204.1.2.2 When one and only one mechanical system is
added or modified, the Energy Budget is no greater than 90
percent of the Title 24, Part 6, Energy Budget for the Proposed
Design Building. When two or more mechanical systems are
added or modified, the Energy Budget is no greater than 85
percent of the Title 24, Part 6, Energy Budget for the Proposed
Design Building.
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SECTION A4.602
RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES APPLICATION CHECKLIST—continued
LEVELS
APPLICANT TO SELECT ELECTIVE MEASURES
Prerequisites and electives1
FEATURE OR MEASURE
Mandatory
Tier 1
Tier 2
VERIFICATIONS
ENFORCING AGENCY TO SPECIFY
VERIFICATION METHOD
Enforcing
Agency
Installer or
Designer
Third
party
o
o
o
All
All
All
WATER EFFICIENCY AND
CONSERVATION
Indoor Water Use
4.303.1 Plumbing fixtures (water closets and urinals) and
fittings (faucets and showerheads) installed in residential
buildings shall comply with the prescriptive requirements
of Sections 4.303.1.1 through 4.303.1.4.4.
x
o
o
o
4.303.2 Plumbing fixtures and fittings required in Section
4.303.1 shall be installed in accordance with the
California Plumbing Code, and shall meet the applicable
referenced standards.
x
o
o
o
A4.303.1 Kitchen faucets. The maximum flow rate of
kitchen faucets shall not exceed 1.5 gallons per minute at
60 psi. Kitchen faucets may temporarily increase the flow
above the maximum rate, but not to exceed 2.2 gallons
per minute at 60 psi, and must default to a maximum flow
rate of 1.5 gallons per minute at 60 psi.
Note: Where complying faucets are available, aerators
or other means may be used to achieve reduction.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.303.2 Alternate water source for nonpotable
applications. Alternate nonpotable water sources are used
for indoor potable water reduction. Alternate nonpotable
water sources shall be installed in accordance with the
California Plumbing Code.
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
A4.303.3 Appliances. Dishwashers and clothes washers in
residential buildings shall comply with the following:
Install at least one qualified ENERGY STAR
appliance with maximum water use as follows:
1. Standard Dishwashers - 4.25 gallons per cycle.
2. Compact Dishwashers - 3.5 gallons per cycle.
3. Clothes Washers - water factor of 6 gallons per
cubic feet of drum capacity.
A4.303.4 Nonwater supplied urinals or waterless toilets
are installed.
Outdoor Water Use
4.304.1 Automatic irrigation systems controllers installed
at the time of final inspection shall be weather or soil
moisture-based.
x
A4.304.1 Install a low-water consumption irrigation
system which minimizes the use of spray type heads.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.304.2 A rainwater capture, storage and re-use system
is designed and installed.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.304.3 A water budget shall be developed for
landscape irrigation.
x2
x2
o
o
o
A4.304.6 For new water service connections, landscaped
irrigated areas more than 2,500 square feet shall be
provided with separate submeters or metering devices for
outdoor potable water use.
o
o
o
o
o
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LEVELS
APPLICANT TO SELECT ELECTIVE MEASURES
Prerequisites and electives1
FEATURE OR MEASURE
Mandatory
A4.304.4 Provide water efficient landscape irrigation
design that reduces the use of potable water.
Tier 1. Does not exceed 65 percent of ETo times the
landscape area.
Tier 2. Does not exceed 60 percent of ETo times the
landscape area.
Tier 1
Tier 2
VERIFICATIONS
ENFORCING AGENCY TO SPECIFY
VERIFICATION METHOD
Enforcing
Agency
Installer or
Designer
Third
party
o
o
o
All
All
All
o
o
o
x2
x2
A4.304.5 A landscape design is installed which does
not utilize potable water.
o
o
o
o
o
A304.6 For new water service connections, landscaped
irrigated areas more than 2,500 square feet shall be
provided with separate submeters or metering devices
for outdoor potable water use.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.305.1 Piping is installed to permit future use of a
graywater irrigation system served by the clothes
washer or other fixtures.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.305.2 Recycled water piping is installed.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.305.3 Recycled water is used for landscape
irrigation.
o
o
o
o
o
WATER REUSE SYSTEMS
Innovative Concepts and Local Environmental
Conditions
A4.306.1 Items in this section are necessary to address
innovative concepts or local environmental conditions.
Item 1
o
o
o
o
o
o
Item 2
o
o
o
o
o
o
Item 3
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
MATERIAL CONSERVATION AND
RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
Foundation Systems
A4.403.1 A Frost-protected Shallow Foundation
(FPSF) is designed and constructed.
A4.403.2 Cement use in foundation mix design is
reduced.
Tier 1. Not less than a 20 percent reduction in
cement use.
Tier 2. Not less than a 25 percent reduction in
cement use.
x2
x2
Efficient Framing Techniques
A4.404.1 Beams and headers and trimmers are the
minimum size to adequately support the load.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.404.2 Building dimensions and layouts are designed
to minimize waste.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.404.3 Use premanufactured building systems to
eliminate solid sawn lumber whenever possible.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.404.4 Material lists are included in the plans which
specify material quantity and provide direction for
on-site cuts.
o
o
o
o
o
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LEVELS
APPLICANT TO SELECT ELECTIVE MEASURES
Prerequisites and electives1
FEATURE OR MEASURE
Mandatory
4.504.3 Carpet and carpet systems shall be compliant
with VOC limits.
x
4.504.4 80 percent of floor area receiving resilient
flooring shall comply with specified VOC criteria.
x
4.504.5 Particleboard, medium density fiberboard
(MDF) and hardwood plywood used in interior finish
systems shall comply with low formaldehyde emission
standards.
x
A4.504.1 Use composite wood products made with
either California Air Resources Board approved
no-added formaldehyde (NAF) resins or ultra-low
emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) resins.
Tier 1
o
A4.504.2 Install VOC compliant resilient flooring
systems.
Tier 1. At least 90 percent of the resilient flooring
installed shall comply.
Tier 2. At least 100 percent of the resilient flooring
installed shall comply.
Tier 2
o
VERIFICATIONS
ENFORCING AGENCY TO SPECIFY
VERIFICATION METHOD
Enforcing
Agency
Installer or
Designer
Third
party
o
o
o
All
All
All
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
x2
x2
A4.504.3 Thermal insulation installed in the building
shall meet the following requirements:
Tier 1. Install thermal insulation in compliance with
VOC limits.
Tier 2. Install insulation which contains No-Added
Formaldehyde (NAF) and is in compliance with
Tier 1.
x2
>
>
x2
Interior Moisture Control
4.505.2 Vapor retarder and capillary break is installed at
slab-on-grade foundations.
x
o
o
o
4.505.3 Moisture content of building materials used in
wall and floor framing is checked before enclosure.
x
o
o
o
Indoor Air Quality and Exhaust
A4.506.1 Return air filters with a value greater than
MERV 6 shall be installed on HVAC systems. Pressure
drop across the filter shall not exceed 0.1 inches water
column.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.506.2 [HR] Provide filters on return air openings
rated MERV 6 or higher during construction when it is
necessary to use HVAC equipment.
o
o
o
o
o
A4.506.3 Direct-vent appliances shall be used when
equipment is located in conditioned space; or the
equipment must be installed in an isolated mechanical
room.
o
o
o
o
o
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LEVELS
APPLICANT TO SELECT ELECTIVE MEASURES
Prerequisites and electives1
FEATURE OR MEASURE
Mandatory
Tier 1
Tier 2
VERIFICATIONS
ENFORCING AGENCY TO SPECIFY
VERIFICATION METHOD
Enforcing
Agency
Installer or
Designer
Third
party
o
o
o
All
All
All
o
o
o
Environmental Comfort
4.507.1 Reserved.
4.507.2. Duct systems are sized, designed, and equipment
is selected using the following methods:
1. Establish heat loss and heat gain values according to
ANSI/ACCA 2 Manual J-2004 or equivalent.
2. Size duct systems according to ANSI/ACCA 1
Manual D-2009 or equivalent.
3. Select heating and cooling equipment according to
ANSI/ACCA 3 Manual S-2004 or equivalent.
x
Outdoor Air Quality
Reserved
Innovative Concepts and Local Environmental
Conditions
A4.509.1 Items in this section are necessary to address
innovative concepts or local environmental conditions.
Item 1
o
o
o
o
o
Item 2
o
o
o
o
o
Item 3
o
o
o
o
o
Installer and Special Inspector Qualifications
Qualifications
702.1 HVAC system installers are trained and certified in
the proper installation of HVAC systems.
x
o
o
o
702.2 Special inspectors employed by the enforcing
agency must be qualified and able to demonstrate
competence in the discipline they are inspecting.
x
o
o
o
x
o
o
o
Verifications
703.1 Verification of compliance with this code may
include construction documents, plans, specifications
builder or installer certification, inspection reports, or
other methods acceptable to the enforcing agency which
show substantial conformance.
1. Green building measures listed in this table may be mandatory if adopted by a city, county, or city and county as specified in Section 101.7.
2. Required prerequisite for this Tier.
3. These measures are currently required elsewhere in statute or in regulation.
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A5.106.3.2 Greyfield or infill site. Manage 40 percent of
the average annual rainfall on the site’s impervious surfaces
through infiltration, reuse or evaportranspiration.
TABLE A5.106.5.1.2
TOTAL NUMBER
OF PARKING SPACES
NUMBER
OF REQUIRED SPACES
0–9
1
10–25
2
26–50
5
A5.106.4 Reserved.
A5.106.4.1 Reserved.
A5.106.4.2 Reserved.
A5.106.4.3 Changing rooms. For buildings with over 10
tenant-occupants, provide changing/shower facilities for
tenant-occupants only in accordance with Table A5.106.4.3
or document arrangements with nearby changing/shower
facilities.
TABLE A5.106.4.3
NUMBER OF
TENANTOCCUPANTS
SHOWER/CHANGING
FACILITIES REQUIRED2
2-TIER (12" X 15" X 72")
PERSONAL EFFECTS
LOCKERS1,2 REQUIRED
0–10
0
0
11–50
1 unisex shower
2
51–100
1 unisex shower
3
101–200
1 shower stall per gender
4
Over 200
1 shower stall per gender
for each 200 additional
tenant-occupants
One 2-tier locker for
each 50 additional
tenant-occupants
1. Information on qualifying vehicles, car labeling regulations and DMV SOV stickers may be
obtained from the following sources:
a. California DriveClean.
b. California Air Resources Board.
c. U.S. EPA fuel efficiency standards.
d. DMV Registration Operations, (916)
657-6678 and ARB Public Information,
(626) 575-6858.
2. Purchasing policy and refueling sites for low
emitting vehicles for state employees use can
be found at the Department of General
Services.
A5.106.5.3 Electric vehicle (EV) charging. Construction
shall comply with Section A5.106.5.3.1 and A5.106.5.3.2
to facilitate future installation of electric vehicle supply
equipment (EVSE). When EVSE(s) is/are installed, it shall
be in accordance with the California Building Code Section
406.9, the California Electrical Code and as follows:
51–75
6
76–100
9
101–150
11
151–200
18
201 and over
At least 10 percent of total
A5.106.5.1.2 Tier 2. Provide 12 percent of total designated
parking spaces for any combination of low-emitting,
fuel-efficient, and carpool/van pool vehicles as follows:
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A5.106.5.3.1 Tier 1. Table A5.106.5.3.1 shall be used to
determine if single or multiple charging space requirements apply for future installation of EVSE. When a single charging space is required per Table A5.106.5.3.1,
refer to Section 5.106.5.3.1 for design requirements.
When multiple charging spaces are required, refer to
Section 5.106.5.3.2 for design requirements.
A5.106.5.3.2 Tier 2. Table A5.106.5.3.2 shall be used to
determine the number of multiple charging spaces
>
4
201 and over
>
2
26–50
19
Notes:
TABLE A5.106.5.1.1
10–25
13
151–200
A5.106.5.1.4 Vehicle designations. Building managers
may consult with local community Transit Management
Associations (TMAs) for methods of designating qualifying vehicles, such as issuing parking stickers.
A5.106.5.1.1 Tier 1. Ten percent of total spaces. [BSC]
Provide 10 percent of total designated parking spaces for
any combination of low-emitting, fuel-efficient and
carpool/van pool vehicles as follows:
0
101–150
Note: Vehicles bearing Clean Air Vehicle stickers
from expired HOV lane programs may be considered
eligible for designated parking spaces.
A5.106.5.1 Designated parking for fuel-efficient vehicles. Provide designated parking for any combination of
low-emitting, fuel-efficient and carpool/van pool vehicles
as shown in Table A5.106.5.1.1 or A5.106.5.1.2.
0–9
9
A5.106.5.1.3 Parking stall marking. Paint, in the paint
used for stall striping, the following characters such that
the lower edge of the last word aligns with the end of the
stall striping and is visible beneath a parked vehicle:
Note: Additional information on recommended bicycle
accommodations may be obtained from Sacramento Area
Bicycle Advocates.
NUMBER
OF REQUIRED SPACES
7
CLEAN AIR/
VANPOOL/EV
1. One 2-tier locker serves two people. Lockers shall be lockable with either
padlock or combination lock.
2. Tenant spaces housing more than 10 tenant-occupants within buildings
sharing common toilet facilities need not comply; however, such common
shower facilities shall accommodate the total number of tenant-occupants
served by the toilets and include a minimum of one unisex shower and
two 2-tier lockers.
TOTAL NUMBER
OF PARKING SPACES
51–75
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required for future installation of EVSE. Refer to Section
5.106.5.3.2 for design space requirements.
A5.106.6.1 Reduce parking capacity. With the approval of
the enforcement authority, employ strategies to reduce
on-site parking area by
TABLE A5.106.5.3.1
TOTAL NUMBER
OF PARKING SPACES
TIER 1 NUMBER OF REQUIRED
EV CHARGING SPACES
0-50
1
51-75
2
76-100
3
101-200
5
201 and over
4%1
2. Implementation and documentation of programs that
encourage occupants to carpool, ride share or use
alternate transportation.
Note: Strategies for programs may be obtained from
local TMAs.
1. Calculation for spaces shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.
TABLE A5.106.5.3.2
TOTAL NUMBER
OF PARKING SPACES
TIER 2 NUMBER OF REQUIRED
EV CHARGING SPACES
0-50
2
51-75
3
76-100
4
101-200
7
201 and over
6%1
1. Use of on street parking or compact spaces, illustrated
on the site plan or
A5.106.7 Exterior wall shading. Meet requirements in the
current edition of the California Energy Code and comply with
either Section A5.106.7.1 or A5.106.7.2 for wall surfaces. If
using vegetative shade, plant species documented to reach
desired coverage within 5 years of building occupancy.
A5.106.7.1 Fenestration. Provide vegetative or man-made
shading devices for all fenestration on east-, south-, and
west-facing walls.
A5.106.7.1.1 East and west walls. Shading devices
shall have 30-percent coverage to a height of 20 feet or to
the top of the exterior wall, whichever is less. Calculate
shade coverage on the summer solstice at 10 AM for
east-facing walls and at 3 PM for west-facing walls.
1. Calculation for spaces shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.
A5.106.5.3.3 Identification. The service panel or
subpanel circuit directory shall identify the reserved
overcurrent protective device space(s) for future EV
charging as “EV CAPABLE.” The raceway termination
location shall be permanently and visibly marked as “EV
CAPABLE.”
A5.106.7.1.2 South walls. Shading devices shall have
60-percent coverage to a height of 20 feet or to the top of
the exterior wall, whichever is less.
A5.106.7.2 Opaque wall areas. Use wall surfacing with
minimum SRI 25 (aged), for 75 percent of opaque wall
areas.
Exception: Use of vegetated shade in Wildland-Urban
Interface Areas as defined in Chapter 7A (Materials and
Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure)
of the California Building Code shall meet the requirements of that chapter.
A5.106.5.3.4 Future charging spaces qualify as designated parking as described in Section A5.106.5.1 Designated parking.
>
Notes:
1. The California Department of Transportation
adopts and publishes the California Manual on
Uniform Traffic Control Devices (California
MUTCD) to provide uniform standards and
specifications for all official traffic control
devices in California. Zero Emission Vehicle
Signs and Pavement Markings can be found in
the New Policies & Directives number 13-01.
www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/policy/13-01.pdf.
Note: If not available from the manufacturer, aged SRI
value calculations may be found at the California
Energy Commission’s web site at www.energy.ca.gov.
A5.106.11 Heat island effect. Reduce nonroof heat islands by
Section A5.106.11.1 and roof heat islands by Section
A5.106.11.2.
A5.106.11.1 Hardscape alternatives. Use one or a combination of strategies 1 and 2 for 50 percent of site hardscape
or put 50 percent of parking underground.
2. See Vehicle Code Section 22511 EV charging
spaces signage in offstreet parking facilities
and for use of EV charging spaces.
3. The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
published a Zero-Emission Vehicle Community
Readiness Guidebook which provides helpful
information for local governments, residents and
businesses. www.opr.ca.gov/docs/ZEV_Guidebook.pdf.
A5.106.6 Parking capacity. Design parking capacity to meet
but not exceed minimum local zoning requirements.
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1. Use light colored materials with an initial solar
reflectance value of at least .30 as determined in
accordance with American Society for Testing and
Materials (ASTM) Standards E 1918 or C 1549.
2. Use open-grid pavement system or pervious or permeable pavement system.
A5.106.11.2 Cool roof for reduction of heat island effect.
Use roofing materials having a minimum aged solar
reflectance and thermal emittance complying with Sections
A5.106.11.2.1 and A5.106.11.2.2 or a minimum aged Solar
Reflectance Index (SRI) complying with Section
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A5.106.11.2.3 and as shown in Table A5.106.11.2.2 for Tier
1 or Table A5.106.11.2.3 for Tier 2.
sion pursuant to Title 24, Part 1, California Administrative Code.
Exceptions:
1. Roof constructions that have a thermal mass over
the roof membrane, including areas of vegetated
(green) roofs, weighing at least 25 pounds per
square foot.
A5.106.11.2.3 Solar reflectance index alternative.
Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) equal to or greater than the
values specified in Table A5.106.11.2.2 for Tier 1 and
Table A5.106.11.2.3 for Tier 2 may be used as an alternative to compliance with the aged solar reflectance values
and thermal emittance.
SRI values used to comply with this section shall be
calculated using the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) Calculation Worksheet (SRI-WS) developed by the California Energy Commission or in compliance with ASTM E
1980-01 as specified in the California Energy Code, Section 118(i)3. Solar reflectance values used in the
SRI-WS shall be based on the aged reflectance value of
the roofing product or the equation in section
A5.106.11.2.1 if the CRRC certified aged solar
reflectance are not available. Certified Thermal emittance used in the SRI-WS may be either the initial value
or the aged value listed by the CRRC.
Solar reflectance and thermal emittance may also be
certified by other supervisory entities approved by the
Commission pursuant to Title 24, Part 1, California
Administrative Code.
2. Roof area covered by building integrated solar
photovoltaic and building integrated solar thermal
panels.
A5.106.11.2.1 Solar reflectance. Roofing materials
shall have a minimum aged solar reflectance equal to or
greater than the values specified in Table A5.106.11.2.2
for Tier 1 and Table A5.106.11.2.3 for Tier 2.
If Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) testing for aged
reflectance is not available for any roofing products, the
aged value shall be determined using the CRRC certified
initial value using the equation ρaged = [0.2 + ß [ρinitial –
0.2], where ρinitial = the initial solar reflectance and soiling resistance, ß, listed by product type in Table
A5.106.11.2.1.
Solar reflectance may also be certified by other supervisory entities approved by the Energy Commission pursuant to Title 24, Part 1, California Administrative Code.
Note: The Solar Reflectance Index Calculation
Worksheet (SRI-WS) is available by contacting the
Energy Standard Hotline at 1-800-772-3300, website
at www.energy.ca.gov or by email at [email protected]
energy.state.ca.us.
A5.106.11.2.2 Thermal emittance. Roofing materials
shall have a CRRC initial or aged thermal emittance as
determined in accordance with ASTM E 408 or C 1371
equal to or greater than those specified in Table
A5.106.11.2.2 for Tier 1 and Table A5.106.11.2.3 for
Tier 2.
Thermal emittance may also be certified by other
supervisory entities approved by the Energy Commis-
A5.106.11.3 Verification of compliance. If no documentation is available, an inspection shall be conducted to ensure
roofing materials meet cool roof aged solar reflectance and
thermal emittance or SRI values.
TABLE A5.106.11.2.1
VALUES OF SOILING RESISTANCE, ß, BY PRODUCT TYPE
PRODUCT TYPE
CRRC PRODUCT CATEGORY
ß
Field-applied coating
Field-applied coating
0.65
Other
Not a field-applied coating
0.70
TABLE A5.106.11.2.2 [BSC]
TIER 1
ROOF SLOPE
CLIMATE ZONE
Minimum Aged
Solar Reflectance
Thermal Emittance
SRI
≤ 2:12
1–16
0.63
0.75
75
> 2:12
1–16
0.20
0.75
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TIER 2
104
ROOF SLOPE
CLIMATE ZONE
Minimum Aged
Solar Reflectance
Thermal Emittance
SRI
≤ 2:12
1–16
0.68
0.85
82
> 2:12
1–16
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APPENDIX A5
NONRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTARY MEASURES
SECTION A5.303
INDOOR WATER USE
Division A5.3 – WATER EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION
SECTION A5.301
GENERAL
A5.301.1 Scope.
SECTION A5.302
DEFINITIONS
A5.302.1 Definitions. The following words and terms shall,
for the purposes of this chapter and as used elsewhere in this
code, have the meanings shown herein.
A5.303.2.3.1 Tier 1 – 12-percent savings. [BSC] A
schedule of plumbing fixtures and fixture fittings that
will reduce the overall use of potable water within the
building by 12 percent shall be provided. The reduction
shall be based on the maximum allowable water use per
plumbing fixture and fitting as required by the California
Building Standards Code. The 12-percent reduction in
potable water use shall be demonstrated by one of the following methods:
1. Prescriptive method. Each plumbing fixture and fitting shall not exceed the maximum flow rate at
greater than or equal to 12-percent reduction as
specified in Table A5.303.2.3.1; or
COMPACT DISHWASHER.
HYDROZONE.
LANDSCAPE (PLANT) COEFFICIENT [KL].
2. Performance method. A calculation demonstrating a 12-percent reduction in the building “water
use baseline” as established in Table A5.303.2.2
shall be provided.
MODEL WATER EFFICIENT LANDSCAPE ORDINANCE.
PLANTS.
POTABLE WATER.
A5.303.2.3.2 Tier 2 – 20-percent savings. A schedule
of plumbing fixtures and fixture fittings that will reduce
the overall use of potable water within the building by 20
percent shall be provided. A calculation demonstrating a
20-percent reduction in the building “water use baseline”
as established in Table A5.303.2.2 shall be provided.
RECYCLED WATER.
REFERENCE EVAPOTRANSPIRATION (ETO).
STANDARD DISHWASHER.
SUBMETER.
TABLE A5.303.2.2
WATER USE BASELINE3
BASELINE FLOW RATE
DURATION
DAILY USES
OCCUPANTS2
Showerheads
2.0 gpm @ 80 psi
5 min.
1
X2a
Lavatory faucets nonresidential
0.5 gpm @ 60 psi
.25 min.
3
X
Kitchen faucets
1.8 gpm @ 60 psi
4 min.
1
X2b
FIXTURE TYPE
Replacement aerators
2 gpm @ 60 psi
Wash fountains
1.8 gpm/20 [rim space (in.) @ 60 psi]
Metering faucets
0.20 gallons/cycle
Metering faucets for wash fountains
Gravity tank type water closets
X
X
.25 min.
3
X
0.20 gpm/20 [rim space (in.) @ 60 psi]
.25 min.
1 male1
3 female
X
1.28 gallons/flush
1 flush
1 male1
3 female
X
1
Flushometer tank water closets
1.28 gallons/flush
1 flush
1 male
3 female
X
Flushometer valve water closets
1.28 gallons/flush
1 flush
1 male1
3 female
X
Electromechanical hydraulic water closets
1.28 gallons/flush
1 flush
1 male1
3 female
X
Urinals
0.5 gallons/flush
1 flush
2 male
X
1. The daily use number shall be increased to three if urinals are not installed in the room.
2. Refer to Table A, Chapter 4, 2013 California Plumbing Code, for occupant load factors.
a. Shower use by occupants depends on the type of use of a building or portion of a building, e.g., total occupant load for a health club, but only a fraction of the
occupants in an office building as determined by the anticipated number of users.
b. Kitchen faucet use is determined by the occupant load of the area served by the fixture.
3. Use worksheet WS-1 to calculate baseline water use.
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6. Combination ovens shall not consume more than 10 gph
(38 L/h) in the full operational mode.
A5.303.2.3.3 25-percent savings. A schedule of plumbing fixtures and fixture fittings that will reduce the overall use of potable water within the building by 25 percent
shall be provided. A calculation demonstrating a 25-percent reduction in the building “water use baseline” as
established in Table A5.303.2.2 shall be provided.
7. Commercial pre-rinse spray valves manufactured on or
after January 1, 2006 shall function at equal to or less
than 1.6 gpm (0.10 L/s) at 60 psi (414 kPa) and
a. Be capable of cleaning 60 plates in an average time
of not more than 30 seconds per plate.
A5.303.2.3.4 Nonpotable water systems for indoor
use. Utilizing nonpotable water systems (such as captured rainwater, treated graywater and recycled water)
intended to supply water closets, urinals, and other
allowed uses, may be used in the calculations demonstrating the 12-, 20- or 25-percent reduction. The
nonpotable water systems shall comply with the current
edition of the California Plumbing Code.
b. Be equipped with an integral automatic shutoff.
c. Operate at static pressure of at least 30 psi (207
kPa) when designed for a flow rate of 1.3 gpm
(0.08 L/s) or less.
TABLE A5.303.3
COMMERCIAL DISHWASHER WATER USE
A5.303.3 Appliances and fixtures for commercial application. Appliances and fixtures shall meet the following:
1. Clothes washers shall have a maximum Water Factor
(WF) that will reduce the use of water by 10 percent
below the California Energy Commissions’ WF standards for commercial clothes washers located in Title 20
of the California Code of Regulations.
2. Dishwashers shall meet the following water use standards:
a. Residential—ENERGY STAR.
i. Standard Dishwashers – 4.25 gallons per
cycle.
TYPE
HIGH-TEMPERATURE—
MAXIMUM GALLONS
PER RACK
CHEMICAL—MAXIMUM
GALLONS PER RACK
Conveyer
0.70 (2.6 L)
0.62 (4.4 L)
Door
0.95 (3.6 L)
1.16 (2.6 L) [BSC]
2.26 (8.6 L) [DSA-SS]
Undercounter
0.90 (3.4 L)
0.98 (3.7 L)
A5.303.5 Dual plumbing. New buildings and facilities shall
be dual plumbed for potable and recycled water systems for toilet flushing when recycled water is available as determined by
the enforcement authority.
ii. Compact Dishwashers – 3.5 gallons per
cycle.
SECTION A5.304
OUTDOOR WATER USE
b. Commercial—refer to Table A5.303.3.
3. Ice makers shall be air cooled.
A5.304.1.1 Reserved.
4. Food steamers shall be connectionless or boilerless.
A5.304.2.1 Outdoor potable water use. For new water service not subject to the provisions of Water Code Section
535, separate meters or submeters shall be installed for
indoor and outdoor potable water use for landscaped areas
5. [BSC] The use and installation of water softeners that discharge to the community sewer system may be limited or
prohibited by local agencies if certain conditions are met.
TABLE A5.303.2.3.1
FIXTURE FLOW RATES
FIXTURE TYPE
Showerheads
Lavatory faucets
nonresidential3
BASELINE FLOW-RATE2
MAXIMUM FLOW RATE AT > 12 PERCENT REDUCTION
2.0 gpm @ 80 psi
1.8 gpm @ 80 psi
0.5 gpm @ 60 psi
0.35 gpm @ 60 psi
Kitchen faucets3
1.8 gpm @ 60 psi
1.6 gpm @ 60 psi
Wash fountains
1.8 gpm/20 [rim space(in.) @ 60 psi]
1.6 [rim space(in.)/20 gpm @ 60 psi]
Metering faucets
0.20 gallon/cycle
0.18 gallons/cycle
0.20 gpm/20 [rim space(in.) @ 60 psi]
0.18 [rim space(in.)/20 gpm @ 60 psi]
Gravity tank type water closets
1.28 gallons/flush
1.12 gallons/flush1
Flushometer tank water closets
1.28 gallons/flush
1.12 gallons/flush1
Flushometer valve water closets
1.28 gallons/flush
1.12 gallons/flush1
Electromechanical hydraulic water closets
1.28 gallons/flush
1.12 gallons/flush1
Urinals
0.5 gallons/flush
0.44 gallons/flush
Metering faucets for wash fountains
1. Includes water closets with an effective flush rate of 1.12 gallons or less when tested per ASME A 112.19.2 and ASME A 112.19.14.
2. See Table A5.503.2.2 for additional notes and references.
3. Where complying faucets are unavailable, aerators rated at 0.35 gpm or other means may be used to achieve reduction.
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APPENDIX A5 – NONRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTARY MEASURES
DIVISION A5.4 – MATERIAL CONSERVATION AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
Adopting agency
Adopt entire CA chapter
HCD
BSC
SFM
1
2
DSA
1-AC
AC
OSHPD
SS
1
2
3
4
BSCC
DPH AGR DWR CEC CA
SL
SLC
X
Adopt entire chapter as amended
(amended sections listed below)
Adopt only those sections that are
listed below
Chapter/Section
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percent of nonhazardous construction and demolition
waste generated at the site.
PE International website (GaBi software), and the
PRe Consultants website (SimaPro software).
A5.408.3.1.2 Verification of compliance. A copy of the
completed waste management report or documentation
of certification of the waste management company utilized shall be provided.
2. Interior finishes, if included, may be assessed
using the NIST BEES tool.
Exceptions:
A5.409.2.2 Impacts to be considered. Select from the following impacts in the assessment:
1. Climate change (greenhouse gases).
2. Fossil fuel depletion.
2. Alternate waste reduction methods developed by
working with local agencies if diversion or recycle
facilities capable of compliance with this item do not
exist.
3. Stratospheric ozone depletion.
3. Demolition waste meeting local ordinance or calculated in consideration of local recycling facilities and
markets.
6. Photochemical oxidants (smog).
SECTION A5.409
LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
A5.409.1 General. Life cycle assessment shall be ISO 14044
compliant. The service life of the building and materials assemblies shall not be less than 60 years unless designated in the
construction documents as having a shorter service life as
approved by the enforcing agency.
A5.409.2 Whole building life cycle assessment. Conduct a
whole building life assessment, including operating energy,
showing that the building project achieves at least a 10 percent
improvement for at least three of the impacts listed in Section
A5.409.2.2, one of which shall be climate change, compared to
a reference building of similar size, function, complexity and
operating energy performance, and meeting the 2013 California Energy Code at a minimum.
A5.409.2.1 Building components. The building envelope,
structural elements, including footings and foundations,
interior ceilings, walls, and floors; and exterior finishes
shall be considered in the assessment.
Exceptions:
1. Plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems and
controls; fire and smoke detection and alarm systems and controls; and conveying systems.
2. Interior finishes are not required to be included.
4. Acidification of land and water sources.
5. Eutrophication.
A5.409.3 Materials and system assemblies. If whole building analysis of the project is not elected, select a minimum of
50 percent of materials or assemblies based on life cycle
assessment of at least three of the impacts listed in Section
A5.409.2.2, one of which shall be climate change.
Note: Software for calculating life cycle assessments for
assemblies and materials may be found at the Athena Institute web site and the NIST BEES web site.
A5.409.4 Substitution for prescriptive standards. Performance of a life cycle assessment completed in accordance with
Section A5.409.2 may be substituted for other prescriptive
Material Conservation and Resource Efficiency provisions of
Division A5.4, including those made mandatory through local
adoption of Tier 1 or Tier 2 in Division A5.6.
A5.409.5 Verification of compliance. Documentation of
compliance shall be provided as follows:
1. The assessment is performed in accordance with ISO
14044.
2. The project meets the requirements of other parts of Title
24.
3. A copy of the analysis shall be made available to the
enforcement authority.
4. A copy of the analysis and any maintenance or training
recommendations shall be included in the operation and
maintenance manual.
Notes:
1. Software for calculating whole building life cycle
assessments includes those found at the Athena
Institute website (Impact Estimator software), the
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APPENDIX A5 – NONRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTARY MEASURES
DIVISION A5.5 – ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
Adopting agency
HCD
BSC
SFM
1
2
DSA
1-AC
AC
OSHPD
SS
1
2
3
4
BSCC DPH
AGR
DWR CEC
CA
SL
SLC
Adopt entire CA chapter
Adopt entire chapter as amended
(amended sections listed below)
Adopt only those sections that are
listed below
X
X
Chapter/Section
A5.501.1
X
A5.502.1 Definitions
X
A5.504.1
X
A5.504.1.1, Items 1 & 2
X
A5.504.1.2
X
A5.504.2
X
A5.504.2.1 and subsections
X
A5.504.4.5.1
X
A5.504.4.7
X
A5.504.4.7.1
X
A5.504.4.7.2
X
A5.504.4.8
X
A5.504.4.8.1
X
A5.504.4.8.2
X
A5.504.4.9
X
A5.504.4.9.1
X
A5.504.5
X
A5.504.5.1
X
A5.504.5.2
X
A5.504.5.3.1
X
A5.504.5.3.1.1
X
Table A5.504.8.5
X
A5.507.1 and subsections
X
A5.507.2
X
A5.507.3 and subsections
X
A5.507.5
A5.508
X
X
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4. During dust-producing operations, protect supply
and return HVAC system openings from dust.
Division A5.5 – ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
SECTION A5.501
GENERAL
A5.501.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall outline
means of reducing the quantity of air contaminants that are
odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and
well-being of a building’s installers, occupants and neighbors.
SECTION A5.502
DEFINITIONS
A5.502.1 Definitions. The following terms are defined in
Chapter 2.
INTERIOR, BUILDING.
A5.504.1.2 Additional IAQ measures. Employ additional
measures as follows:
1. When using generators to generate temporary power,
use generators meeting the requirements of CCR,
Title 13, Chapter 9 or local ordinance, whichever is
more stringent.
2. Protect on-site absorbent materials from moisture.
Remove and replace any materials with evidence of
mold, mildew or moisture infiltration.
3. Store odorous and high VOC-emitting materials
off-site, without packaging, for a sufficient period to
allow odors and VOCs to disperse.
MULTI-OCCUPANT SPACES.
4. When possible, once materials are on the jobsite,
install odorous and high VOC-emitting materials
prior to those that are porous or fibrous.
NO ADDED FORMALDEHYDE (NAF) BASED RESINS.
5. Clean oil and dust from ducts prior to use.
MERV. [BSC]
SINGLE OCCUPANT SPACES.
ULTRA-LOW EMITTING FORMALDEHYDE (ULEF)
RESINS.
SECTION A5.504
POLLUTANT CONTROL
A5.504.1 Indoor air quality (IAQ) during construction.
Maintain IAQ as provided in Sections A5.504.1.1 and
A5.504.1.2.
A5.504.1.1 Temporary ventilation. Provide temporary
ventilation during construction in accordance with Section
121 (Requirements for Ventilation) of the California
Energy Code, CCR, Title 24, Part 6 and Chapter 4 of CCR,
Title 8 and as follows:
1. Ventilation during construction shall be achieved
through openings in the building shell using fans to
produce a minimum of three air changes per hour.
2. If the building is occupied during demolition or construction, meet or exceed the recommended Control
Measures of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning
National Contractors Association (SMACNA) IAQ
Guidelines for Occupied Buildings under Construction, 1995, Chapter 3.
3. The permanent HVAC system shall only be used during construction if necessary to condition the building
within the required temperature range for material
and equipment installation. If the HVAC system is
used during construction, use return air filters with a
Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of 8,
based on ASHRAE 52.2-1999, or an average efficiency of 30 percent based on ASHRAE 52.1- 1992.
Replace all filters immediately prior to occupancy.
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A5.504.2 IAQ postconstruction. After all interior finishes
have been installed, flush out the building by supplying continuous ventilation with all air handling units at their maximum
outdoor air rate and all supply fans at their maximum position
and rate for at least 14 days.
1. During this time, maintain an internal temperature of at
least 60°F and relative humidity no higher than 60 percent. If extenuating circumstances make these temperature and humidity limits unachievable, the flush-out may
be conducted under conditions as close as possible to
these limits, provided that documentation of the extenuating circumstances is provided in writing.
2. Occupancy may start after 4 days, provided flush-out
continues for the full 14 days. During occupied times, the
thermal comfort conditions of Title 24 must be met.
3. For buildings that rely on natural ventilation, exhaust
fans and floor fans must be used to improve air mixing
and removal during the 14-day flush-out and windows
should remain open.
4. Do not “bake out” the building by increasing the temperature of the space.
5. If continuous ventilation is not possible, flush-out air must
total the equivalent of 14 days of maximum outdoor air.
The equivalent of 14 days of maximum outdoor air (the
target air volume) shall be calculated by multiplying the
maximum feasible air flow rate (in ft3/m) by 14 days
(20,160 minutes). The air volumes for each period of ventilation are then calculated and summed and the flush-out
continues until the total equals the target air volume.
A5.504.2.1 IAQ testing. If the engineer determines that
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finishes have been installed, using testing protocols recognized by the United States Environmental Protection
Agency (U.S. EPA).
A5.504.4.7 Resilient flooring systems, Tier 1. [BSC] For
90 percent of floor area receiving resilient flooring, install
resilient flooring that is:
A5.504.2.1.1 Maximum levels of contaminants.
Allowable levels of contaminant concentrations measured by testing shall not exceed the following:
1. Certified under the Resilient Floor Covering Institute
(RFCI) FloorScore program;
1. Carbon Monoxide (CO): 9 parts per million, not to
exceed outdoor levels by 2 parts per million;
2. Formaldehyde: 27 parts per billion;
3. Particulates (PM10): 50 micrograms per cubic meter;
4. 4-Phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH), if fabrics and carpets with styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) latex
backing, are installed: 6.5 micrograms per cubic
meter; and
5. Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC): 300
micrograms per cubic meter.
A5.504.2.1.2 Test protocols. Testing of indoor air quality should include the following elements:
1. The contaminant sampling and averaging times
and the measurement methods should be sufficient
to achieve a Limit of Detection that is below the
maximum allowable concentrations.
2. Compliant with the VOC-emission limits and testing
requirements specified in the California Department of
Public Health’s 2010 Standard Method for the Testing
and Evaluation Chambers, Version 1.1, February 2010;
3. Compliant with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools California (CA-CHPS) Criteria Interpretation for EQ 7.0 and EQ 7.1 (formerly EQ 2.2)
dated July 2012 and listed in the CHPS High Performance Product Database; or
4. Products certified under UL GREENGUARD Gold
(formerly the Greenguard Children’s & Schools Program).
A5.504.4.7.1 Resilient flooring systems, Tier 2. [BSC]
For 100 percent of floor area receiving resilient flooring,
install resilient flooring that is:
1. Certified under the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) FloorScore program;
2. Compliant with the VOC-emission limits and testing requirements specified in the California
Department of Public Health’s 2010 Standard
Method for the Testing and Evaluation Chambers,
Version 1.1, February 2010;
2. Testing should be conducted with the HVAC system operated at the minimum design outdoor air
ventilation rate.
3. Air samplers and monitors should be located near
likely sources of formaldehyde and other volatile
organic compounds, at a height of 3 to 6 feet from
the floor and well away from walls and air diffusers.
3. Compliant with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools California (CA-CHPS) Criteria
Interpretation for EQ 7.0 and EQ 7.1 (formerly
EQ2.2) dated July 2012 and listed in the CHPS
High Performance Product Database; or
4. The test protocols should be justified with documentation to show that appropriate sampling
methods and times were used.
4. Products certified under UL GREENGUARD
Gold (formerly the Greenguard Children’s &
Schools Program).
A5.504.2.1.3 Noncomplying building areas. For each
sampling area of the building exceeding the maximum
concentrations specified in Section A5.504.2.1.1, flush
out with outside air and retest samples taken from the
same area. Repeat the procedures until testing demonstrates compliance.
Note: U.S. EPA-recognized testing protocols may be
found on the Air Resources Board web site.
A5.504.4.5.1 No added formaldehyde Tier 1. Use
composite wood products approved by the California Air
Resources Board (ARB) as no-added formaldehyde
(NAF) based resins or ultra-low emitting formaldehyde
(ULEF) resins.
Notes:
1. See Title 17, Section 93120.3(c) and (d),
respectively.
2. Documentation must be provided verifying that
materials are certified to meet the pollutant
emission limits. A list of manufacturers and
their NAF and ULEF certified materials is provided at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/
compwood/naf_ulef/listofnaf_ulef.htm.
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Exception: Allowance may be permitted in Tier 2 for
up to 5-percent specialty purpose flooring.
A5.504.4.7.2 Verification of compliance. Documentation shall be provided verifying that resilient flooring
materials meet the pollutant emission limits.
A5.504.4.8 Thermal insulation, Tier 1. [BSC] Comply
with the following standards:
1. Chapters 12-13 (Standards for Insulating Material) in
Title 24, Part 12, the California Referenced Standards Code,
2. The VOC-emission limits defined in 2009 CHPS criteria and listed on its High Performance Products
Database.
3. California Department of Public Health 2010 Standard
Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile
Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources
Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1, February 2010 (also known as Specification 01350.)
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APPENDIX A5 – NONRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTARY MEASURES
DIVISION A5.6 – VOLUNTARY TIERS
(Matrix Adoption Tables are non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user.
See Chapter 1 for state agency authority and building applications.)
HCD
Adopting agency
BSC
Adopt entire CA chapter
SFM
1
2
DSA
1-AC
AC
SS
OSHPD
1
2
3
4
BSCC DPH
AGR
DWR CEC
CA
SL
SLC
X
Adopt entire chapter as amended
(amended sections listed below)
Adopt only those sections that are
listed below
Chapter/Section
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of 10 percent of parking capacity per Section
A5.106.5.1 and Table A5.106.5.1.1.
Division A5.6 – VOLUNTARY TIERS
b. Comply with thermal emittance, solar
reflectance or SRI values for cool roofs in Section A5.106.11.2 and Table A5.106.11.2.1. 1
SECTION A5.601
CALGreen TIER 1 AND TIER 2
A5.601.1 Scope. The measures contained in this appendix are
not mandatory unless adopted by local government as specified
in Section 101.7. The provisions of this section outline means
of achieving enhanced construction or reach levels by incorporating additional green building measures for newly constructed nonresidential buildings as well as additions. In order
to meet one of the tier levels designers, builders or property
owners are required to incorporate additional green building
measures necessary to meet the threshold of each level.
c. Comply with one elective measure selected
from this division.
2. From Division A5.3,
a. Comply with the 12-percent reduction for indoor
potable water use in Section A5.303.2.3.1.
b. Comply with Section A5.304.4.1 for outdoor
potable water use not to exceed 60 percent of
ETo.
A5.601.2 CALGreen Tier 1
A5.601.2.1 Prerequisites. To achieve CALGreen tier status, a project must meet all of the mandatory measures in
Chapter 5 and, in addition, meet the provisions of this section.
c. Comply with one elective measure selected
from this division.
3. From Division A5.4,2
a. Comply with recycled content of 10 percent of
materials based on estimated total cost in Section A5.405.4.
A5.601.2.2 Energy performance. For the purposes of
mandatory energy efficiency standards in this code, the California Energy Commission will continue to adopt mandatory standards.
b. Comply with the 65-percent reduction in construction and demolition waste in Section
A5.408.3.1.
A5.601.2.3 Tier 1. Comply with the energy efficiency
requirements in Section A5.203.1.1 and Section
A5.203.1.2.1.
A5.601.2.4 Voluntary measures for CALGreen Tier 1. In
addition to the provisions of Sections A5.601.2.1 and
A5.601.2.3 above, compliance with the following voluntary
measures from Appendix A5 is required for Tier 1:
c. Comply with one elective measure selected
from this division.
4. From Division A5.5,
1. From Division A5.1,
a. Comply with the designated parking requirements for fuel efficient vehicles for a minimum
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a. Comply with resilient flooring systems for 90
percent of resilient flooring in Section
A5.504.4.7.
b. Comply with thermal insulation meeting 2009
CHPS low-emitting materials list in Section
A5.504.4.8.
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c. Comply with one elective measure selected
from this division.
4. From Division A5.5,
a. Comply with resilient flooring systems for 100
percent of resilient flooring in Section
A5.504.4.7.1.
5. Comply with one additional elective measure
selected from any division.
1
Cool roof is required for compliance with Tiers 1 and 2 and may be used to
meet energy standards in Part 6, exceed energy standards and to mitigate heat
island effect.
2
Life cycle assessment compliant with Section A5.409.4 in this code may be
substituted for prescriptive measures from Division A5.4.
Exception: Allowance may be permitted in
Tier 2 for up to 5-percent specialty purpose
flooring.
b. Comply with thermal insulation meeting 2009
CHPS low-emitting materials list and no added
formaldehyde in Section A5.504.4.8.1.
c. Comply with three elective measures selected
from this division.
A5.601.3 CALGreen Tier 2.
A5.601.3.2 Energy performance. For the purposes of
mandatory energy efficiency standards in this code, the California Energy Commission will continue to adopt mandatory standards.
A5.601.3.3 Tier 2. Comply with the energy efficiency requirements in Section A5.203.1.1 and Section A5.203.1.2.2.
A5.601.3.4 Voluntary measures for Tier 2. In addition to
the provisions of Sections A5.601.3.1 and A5.601.3.3
above, compliance with the following voluntary measures
from Appendix A5 and additional elective measures shown
in Table A5.601.3.4 is required for Tier 2:
1. From Division A5.1,
a. Comply with the designated parking requirements for fuel efficient vehicles for a minimum
of 12 percent of parking capacity per Section
A5.106.5.1 and Table A5.106.5.1.2.
5. Comply with three additional elective measures
selected from any division.
1
Cool roof is required for compliance with Tiers 1 and 2 and may be used to
meet energy standards in Part 6, exceed energy standards and to mitigate heat
island effect.
2
Life cycle assessment compliant with Section A5.409.4 in this code may be
substituted for prescriptive measures from Division A5.4.
A5.601.4 Compliance verification. Compliance with Section
A5.601.2 or A5.601.3 shall be as required in Chapter 7 of this
code. Compliance documentation shall be made part of the project record as required in Section 5.410.2 or 5.410.3.
b. Comply with thermal emittance, solar
reflectance or SRI values for cool roofs in Section A5.106.11.2 and Table A5.106.11.2.2. 1
c. Comply with three elective measures selected
from this division.
2. From Division A5.3,
a. Comply with the 20-percent reduction for indoor
potable water use in Section A5.303.2.3.2.
b. Comply with Section A5.304.4.2 for outdoor
potable water use not to exceed 55 percent of
ETo.
c. Comply with three elective measures selected
from this division.
3. From Division A5.4,2
a. Comply with recycled content of 15 percent of
materials based on estimated total cost in Section A5.405.4.1.
b. Comply with the 80-percent reduction in construction and demolition waste in Section
A5.408.3.1.
c. Comply with three elective measures selected
from this division.
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TABLE A5.601 NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS:
Green Building Standards Code Proposed Performance Approach
Note: This table is intended only as an aid in illustrating the nonresidential tier structure
CATEGORY
All
Planning and Design
Energy Efficiency
ENVIRONMENTAL
PERFORMANCE GOAL
TIER 1
TIER 2
Minimum Mandatory
Meet all of the provisions
of Chapter 5
Meet all of the provision
of Chapter 5
Designated Parking for
Fuel Efficient Vehicles
10% of total spaces
12% of total spaces
Electric Vehicle Charging
Approx. 4% of total spaces
Approx. 6% of total spaces
Cool Roof to Reduce Heat
Island Effect
Roof Slope < 2:12 SRI 75
Roof Slope > 2:12 SRI 16
Roof Slope < 2:12 SRI 82
Roof Slope > 2:12 SRI 27
1 additional Elective from Division
A5.1
3 additional Electives
from Division A5.1
Outdoor lighting power 90% of
Part 6 allowance
Outdoor lighting power 90% of
Part 6 allowance
Energy Performance2a, 2b
If applicable, solar water-heating
If applicable, solar water-heating
system with minimum solar savings system with minimum solar savings
fraction of 0.15
fraction of 0.15
If applicable, certain functional areas If applicable, certain functional areas
comply with residential indoor
comply with residential indoor
lighting requirements
lighting requirements
Energy Budget 95% or 90% of
Energy Budget 90% or 85% of
Part 6 calculated value of allowance Part 6 calculated value of allowance
Water Efficiency
and Conservation
Material Conservation
and Resource Efficiency3
Indoor Water Use
12% Savings
20% Savings
Outdoor Water Use
Not to exceed 60% of ETo
times the landscape area
Not to exceed 55% of ETo
times the landscape area
1 additional Elective
from Division A5.3
3 additional Electives
from Division A5.3
At least 65% reduction
At least 80% reduction
Construction Waste Reduction
Utilize recycled content materials for Utilize recycled content materials for
10% of total material cost
15% of total material cost
Recycled Content
Environmental Quality
Additional Measures
1 additional Elective
from Division A5.4
3 additional Electives
from Division A5.4
Low-VOC Resilient Flooring
90% of flooring meets VOC limits
100% of flooring meets VOC limits1
Low-VOC Thermal Insulation
Comply with VOC limits
Install no-added formaldehyde
insulation and comply with
VOC limits
1 additional Elective
from Division A5.5
3 additional Electives
from Division A5.5
1 additional Elective
3 additional Electives
14
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Added measures shall be
achieved across at least 3
categories
Approximate Total Measures
1. Exception: Allowance may be permitted in Tier 2 for up to 5-percent specialty purpose flooring.
2. Solar water-heating system requirement for newly constructed restaurants as per A5.203.1.1.2.
Exceptions:
a. Buildings with a natural gas service water heater with a minimum of 95-percent thermal efficiency.
b. Buildings where greater than 75 percent of the total roof area has annual solar access that is less than 70 percent. Solar access is the ratio of solar insolation including shade to the solar insolation without shade. Shading from obstructions located on the roof or any other part of the building shall not be included in the
determination of annual solar access.
3. Life cycle assessment compliant with Section A5.409.4 in this code may be substituted for prescriptive measures from Division A5.4.
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SECTION A5.602
NONRESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES APPLICATION CHECKLISTS4
VOLUNTARY1
MANDATORY
CALGreen
Tier 1
CALGreen
Tier 2
x
o
o
A5.103.1 Community connectivity. Locate project on a previously developed site within a 1/2mile radius of at least ten basic services, listed in Section A5.103.1.
o
o
A5.103.2 Brownfield or greyfield site redevelopment or infill area development. Select for
development a brownfield in accordance with Section A5.103.2.1 or on a greyfield or infill site as
defined in Section A5.102.
A5.103.3.1 Brownfield redevelopment. Develop a site documented as contaminated and
fully remediated or on a site defined as a brownfield.
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
APPLICATION CHECKLIST FOR BSC
Requirements
Project meets all of the requirements of Divisions 5.1 through 5.5.
Planning and Design
Site Selection
Site Preservation
A5.104.1.1 Local zoning requirement in place. Exceed the zoning’s open space requirement for
vegetated open space on the site by 25 percent.
A5.104.1.2 No local zoning requirement in place. Provide vegetated open space area adjacent
to the building equal to the building footprint area.
A5.104.1.3 No open space required in zoning ordinance. Provide vegetated open space equal
to 20 percent of the total project site area.
Deconstruction and Reuse of Existing Structures
A5.105.1.1 Existing building structure. Maintain at least 75 percent of existing building
structure (including structural floor and roof decking) and envelope (exterior skin and framing)
based on surface area.
Exceptions:
1. Window assemblies and nonstructural roofing material.
2. Hazardous materials that are remediated as a part of the project.
3. A project with an addition of more than two times the square footage of the existing
building.
A5.105.1.2 Existing nonstructural elements. Reuse existing interior nonstructural elements
(interior walls, doors, floor coverings and ceiling systems) in at least 50 percent of the area of the
completed building (including additions).
Exception: A project with an addition of more than two times the square footage of the
existing building.
A5.105.1.3 Salvage. Salvage additional items in good condition such as light fixtures, plumbing
fixtures and doors for reuse on this project in an onsite storage area or for salvage in dedicated
collection bins. Document the weight or number of the items salvaged.
Site Development
5.106.1 Storm water pollution prevention. Newly constructed projects and additions which
disturb less than one acre of land shall prevent the pollution of stormwater runoff from the
construction activities through local ordinance in Section 5.106.1.1
or
Best management practices (BMP) in Section 5.106.1.2.
A5.106.2 Storm water design. Design storm water runoff rate and quantity in conformance with
Section A5.106.3.1 and storm water runoff quality by Section A5.106.3.2 or by local
requirements, whichever are stricter.
A5.106.2.1 Storm water runoff rate and quantity. Implement a storm water management
plan resulting in no net increase in rate and quantity of storm water runoff from existing to
developed conditions.
Exception: If the site is already greater than 50 percent impervious, implement a storm
water management plan resulting in a 25-percent decrease in rate and quantity.
A5.106.2.2 Storm water runoff quality. Use post construction treatment control best
management practices (BMPs) to mitigate (infiltrate, filter or treat) storm water runoff from
the 85th percentile 24-hour runoff event (for volume-based BMPs) or the runoff produced by
a rain event equal to two times the 85th percentile hourly intensity (for flow-based BMPs).
A5.106.3 Low impact development (LID). Reduce peak runoff in compliance with Section
5.106.3.1. Employ at least two of the following methods or other best management practices to
allow rainwater to soak into the ground, evaporate into the air or collect in storage receptacles for
irrigation or other beneficial uses. LID strategies include, but are not limited to those listed in
Section A5.106.4.
x
or x
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5.106.4 Bicycle parking. For buildings within the authority of California Building Standards
Commission as specified in Section 103, comply with Section 5.106.4.1. For buildings within the
authority of the Division of the State Architect pursuant to Section 105, comply with Section 5.106.4.2.
5.106.4.1 Bicycle parking. [BSC] Comply with Sections 5.106.4.1.1 and 5.106.4.1.2; or meet
the applicable local ordinance, whichever is stricter.
5.106.4.1.1 Short-term bicycle parking. [BSC] If the new project or addition or alteration is
anticipated to generate visitor traffic, provide permanently anchored bicycle racks within 200
feet of the visitors’ entrance, readily visible to passers-by, for 5 percent of new visitor
motorized vehicle parking spaces being added, with a minimum of one two-bike capacity rack.
Exception: Additions or alterations which add nine or fewer visitor vehicular parking spaces.
5.106.4.1.2 Long-term bicycle parking. For buildings with over 10 tenant-occupants or for
additions or alterations that add 10 or more tenant vehicular parking spaces, provide secure
bicycle parking for 5 percent of tenant-occupied motorized vehicle parking spaces being
added, with a minimum of one space. Acceptable parking facilities shall be convenient from
the street and shall meet one of the following:
1. Covered, lockable enclosures with permanently anchored racks for bicycles;
2. Lockable bicycle rooms with permanently anchored racks; or
3. Lockable, permanently anchored bicycle lockers.
Note: Additional information on recommended bicycle accommodations may be obtained
from Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates.
A5.106.4.3 Changing rooms. For buildings with over 10 tenant-occupants, provide
changing/shower facilities in accordance with Table A5.106.4.3 or document arrangements with
nearby changing/shower facilities.
x
5.106.5.3 Electric vehicle (EV) charging. [N] Construction shall comply with Section 5.106.5.3.1
or Section 5.106.5.3.2 to facilitate future installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).
5.106.5.3.1 Single charging space requirements. [N]
5.106.5.3.2 Multiple charging spaces requirements. [N]
5.106.5.3.3 EV charging space calculation. [N] per Table 5.106.5.3.3 (approx. 3%)
5.106.5.3.4 [N] Identification.
5.106.5.3.5 [N] EV spaces count as designated parking.
A5.106.5.3.1 Tier 1. per Table A5.106.5.3.1 (approx. 4%)
A5.106.5.3.2 Tier 2. per Table A5.106.5.3.2 (approx. 6%)
A5.106.6 Parking capacity. Design parking capacity to meet but not exceed minimum local zoning
requirements.
A5.106.6.1 Reduce parking capacity. With the approval of the enforcement authority, employ
strategies to reduce on-site parking area by
1. Use of on street parking or compact spaces, illustrated on the site plan or
2. Implementation and documentation of programs that encourage occupants to carpool, ride
share or use alternate transportation.
A5.106.7 Exterior walls. Meet requirements in the current edition of the California Energy Code
and comply with either Section A5.106.7.1 or A5.106.7.2 for wall surfaces:
A5.106.7.1 Fenestration. Provide vegetative or man-made shading devices for all fenestration
on east-, south- and west-facing walls.
A5.106.7.1.1 East and west walls. Shading devices shall have 30% coverage to a height of
20 feet or to the top of the exterior wall, whichever is less.
A5.106.7.1.2 South walls. Shading devices shall have 60% coverage to a height of 20 feet or
to the top of the exterior wall, whichever is less.
A5.106.7.2 Opaque wall areas. Use wall surfacing with SRI 25 (aged), for 75% of opaque wall areas.
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Tier 2
x
x
x
o
x
o
x
x
o
o
>
A5.106.5.1 Designated parking for fuel-efficient vehicles. Provide designated parking for any
combination of low-emitting, fuel-efficient and carpool/van pool vehicles as shown in:
A5.106.5.1.1. Tier 1 10% of total spaces per Table A5.106.5.1.1.
A5.106.5.1.2. Tier 2 12% of total spaces per Table A5.106.5.1.2.
5.106.5.2 Designated parking. In new projects or additions or alterations that add 10 or more
vehicular parking spaces, provide designated parking for any combination of low-emitting,
fuel-efficient and carpool/van pool vehicles as shown in Table 5.106.5.2.
5.106.5.2.1 Parking stall marking. Paint, in the paint used for stall striping, the following
characters such that the lower edge of the last word aligns with the end of the stall striping and is
visible beneath a parked vehicle:
CLEAN AIR/
VANPOOL/EV
Note: Vehicles bearing Clean Air Vehicle stickers from expired HOV lane programs may be
considered eligible for designated parking spaces.
CALGreen
Tier 1
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
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5.106.8 Light pollution reduction. [N] Outdoor lighting systems shall be designed and installed to
comply with the following:
1. The minimum requirements in the California Energy Code for Lighting Zones 1–4 as defined
in Chapter 10 of the California Administrative Code; and
2. Backlight, Uplight and Glare (BUG) ratings as defined in IESNA TM-15-11; and
3. Allowable BUG ratings not exceeding those shown in Table 5.106.8, or
Comply with a local ordinance lawfully enacted pursuant to Section 101.7, whichever is more stringent.
Exceptions: [N]
1. Luminaires that qualify as exceptions in Section 140.7 of the California Energy Code
2. Emergency lighting
Note: [N] See also California Building Code, Chapter 12, Section 1205.6 for college campus
lighting requirements for parking facilities and walkways.
x
5.106.10 Grading and paving. Construction plans shall indicate how site grading or a drainage
system will manage all surface water flows to keep water from entering buildings. Examples of
methods to manage surface water include those shown in Items 1–5. See exception for additions or
alterations.
x
A5.106.11 Heat island effect. Reduce nonroof heat islands and roof heat islands as follows:
A5.106.11.1 Hardscape alternatives. Use one or a combination of strategies 1 through 2 for 50
percent of site hardscape or put 50 percent of parking underground.
1. Use light colored materials with an initial solar reflectance value of at least .30 as
determined in accordance with ASTM Standards E 1918 or C 1549.
2. Use open-grid pavement system or pervious or permeable pavement system.
A5.106.11.2 Cool roof for reduction of heat island effect. Use roofing materials having a
minimum aged solar reflectance, thermal emittance complying with Sections A5.106.11.2.2 and
A5.106.11.2.3 or a minimum aged or Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)3 equal to or greater than the
values shown in:
Table A5.106.11.2.2 – Tier 1 or
Table A5.106.11.2.3 – Tier 2
Exceptions:
CALGreen
Tier 1
CALGreen
Tier 2
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
or
x
x
x
1. Roof constructions that have a thermal mass over the roof membrane, including areas of
vegetated (green) roofs, weighing at least 25 lb/sf.
2. Roof area covered by building integrated solar photovoltaic and building integrated solar
thermal panels.
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CALGreen
Tier 1
CALGreen
Tier 2
x
x2
x2
Energy Efficiency
Performance Requirements
5.201.1 Scope. Building meets or exceeds the requirements of the California Building Energy
Efficiency Standards.3
A5.203.1 Energy efficiency. Nonresidential, high-rise residential and hotel/motel buildings that
include lighting and/or mechanical systems shall comply with Sections A5.203.1.1 and either
A5.203.1.2.1 or A5.203.1.2.2. Newly constructed buildings, as well as additions and alterations, are
included in the scope of these sections. Buildings permitted without lighting or mechanical systems
shall comply with Section A5.203.1.1 but are not required to comply with Sections A5.203.1.1.2 or
A5.203.1.2.
o
o
A5.203.1.1.1 Outdoor lighting. Newly installed outdoor lighting power is no greater than 90
percent of the Title 24, Part 6 calculated value of allowed outdoor lighting power.
x2
x2
A5.203.1.1.2 Service water heating in restaurants. Newly constructed restaurants 8,000 square
feet or greater and with service water heaters rated 75,000 Btu/h or greater installed a solar
water-heating system with a minimum solar savings fraction of 0.15 or meet one of the exceptions.
x2
x2
A5.203.1.1.3 Functional areas where compliance with residential lighting standards is
required. For newly constructed high-rise residential dwelling units and hotel and motel guest
rooms, indoor lighting complies with the applicable requirements in Appendix A4 Residential
Voluntary Measures, Division A4.2 – Energy Efficiency, Section A4.203.1.1.3. For additions and
alterations to high-rise residential dwelling units and hotel and motel guest rooms, indoor lighting
complies with the applicable requirements in Appendix A4 Residential Voluntary Measures,
Division A4.2 – Energy Efficiency, Section A4.204.1.1.1.
x2
x2
A5.203.1.2.1 Tier 1. For building projects that include indoor lighting or mechanical systems, but
not both, the Energy Budget is no greater than 95 percent of the Title 24, Part 6, Energy Budget for
the Proposed Design Building. For building projects that include indoor lighting and mechanical
systems, the Energy Budget is no greater than 90 percent of the Title 24, Part 6, Energy Budget for
the Proposed Design Building.
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A5.203.1.2.2 Tier 2. For building projects that include indoor lighting or mechanical systems, but
not both, the Energy Budget is no greater than 90 percent of the Title 24, Part 6, Energy Budget for
the Proposed Design Building. For building projects that include indoor lighting and mechanical
systems, the Energy Budget is no greater than 85 percent of the Title 24, Part 6, Energy Budget for
the Proposed Design Building.
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Renewable Energy
A5.211.1 On-site renewable energy. Use on-site renewable energy for at least 1 percent of the
electrical service overcurrent protection device rating calculated in accordance with the 2013
California Electrical Code or 1KW, whichever is greater, in addition to the electrical demand
required to meet 1 percent of natural gas and propane use calculated in accordance with the 2013
California Plumbing Code.
A5.211.1.1 Documentation. Calculate renewable on-site system to meet the requirements of
Section A5.211.1. Factor in net-metering, if offered by local utility, on an annual basis.
A5.211.3 Green power. Participate in the local utility’s renewable energy portfolio program that
provides a minimum of 50-percent electrical power from renewable sources. Maintain
documentation through utility billings.
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Elevators, Escalators and Other Equipment
A5.212.1 Elevators and escalators. In buildings with more than one elevator or two escalators,
provide systems and controls to reduce the energy demand of elevators and escalators as follows.
Document systems operation and controls in the project specifications and commissioning plan.
A5.212.1.1 Elevators. Traction elevators shall have a regenerative drive system that feeds
electrical power back into the building grid when the elevator is in motion.
A5.212.1.1.1 Car lights and fan. A parked elevator shall turn off its car lights and fan
automatically until the elevator is called for use.
A5.212.1.2 Escalators. An escalator shall have a variable voltage variable frequency (VVVF)
motor drive system that is fully regenerative when the escalator is in motion.
A5.212.1.4 Controls. Controls that reduce energy demand shall meet requirements of CCR,
Title 8, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6 and shall not interrupt emergency operations for elevators
required in CCR, Title 24, Part 2, California Building Code.
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Energy Efficient Steel Framing
A5.213.1 Steel framing. Design for and employ techniques to avoid thermal bridging.
Water Efficiency and Conservation
Indoor Water Use
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5.303.1 Meters. Separate meters shall be installed for the uses described in Sections 5.303.1.1 and 5.303.1.2.
5.303.1.1 New buildings or additions in excess of 50,000 square feet. Separate submeters shall be
installed as follows:
1. For each individual leased, rented or other tenant space within the building projected to
consume more than 100 gal/day, including, but not limited to, spaces used for laundry or cleaners,
restaurant or food service, medical or dental office, laboratory, or beauty salon or barber shop.
2. Where separate submeters for individual building tenants are unfeasible, for water supplied to
the following subsystems:
a. Makeup water for cooling towers where flow through is greater than 500 gpm (30 L/s)
b. Makeup water for evaporative coolers greater than 6 gpm (0.04 L/s)
c. Steam and hot-water boilers with energy input more than 500,000 Btu/h (147 kW)
5.303.1.2 Excess consumption. A separate submeter or metering device shall be provided for any
tenant within a new building or an addition that is projected to consume more than 1,000 gal/day
(3800 L/day).
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A5.303.2.3.1 Tier 1 – 12-percent savings. A schedule of plumbing fixtures and fixture fittings that
will reduce the overall use of potable water within the building by 12 percent shall be provided.
A5.303.2.3.2 Tier 2 – 20-percent savings. A schedule of plumbing fixtures and fixture fittings that
will reduce the overall use of potable water within the building by 20 percent shall be provided.
A5.303.2.3.3 25-percent savings. A schedule of plumbing fixtures and fixture fittings that will
reduce the overall use of potable water within the building by 25 percent shall be provided.
(Calculate savings by Water Use Worksheets)
A5.303.2.3.4 Nonpotable water systems for indoor use. Utilizing nonpotable water systems
(such as captured rainwater, treated graywater, and recycled water) intended to supply water
closets, urinals, and other allowed uses, may be used in the calculations demonstrating the 12-, 20or 25-percent reduction. The nonpotable water systems shall comply with the current edition of the
California Plumbing Code.
5.303.3 Water conserving plumbing fixtures and fittings. Plumbing fixtures (water closets and urinals)
and fittings (faucets and showerheads) shall comply with the following:
5.303.3.1 Water closets. The effective flush volume of all water closets shall not exceed 1.28 gallons
per flush. Tank-type water closets shall be certified to the performance criteria of the U.S. EPA
WaterSense Specification for Tank-Type Toilets.
Note: The effective flush volume of dual flush toilets is defined as the composite, average flush
volume of two reduced flushes and one full flush.
5.303.3.2 Urinals. The effective flush volume of urinals shall not exceed 0.5 gallons per flush.
5.303.3.3 Showerheads.
5.303.3.3.1 Single showerhead. Showerheads shall have a maximum flow rate of not more than
2.0 gallons per minute at 80 psi. Showerheads shall be certified to the performance criteria of the
U.S. EPA WaterSense Specification for Showerheads.
5.303.3.3.2 Multiple showerheads serving one shower. When a shower is served by more
than one showerhead, the combined flow rate of all showerheads and/or other shower outlets
controlled by a single valve shall not exceed 2.0 gallons per minute at 80 psi, or the shower
shall be designed to allow only one shower outlet to be in operation at a time.
Note: A hand-held shower shall be considered a showerhead.
A5.303.3 Appliances and fixture commercial application. Appliances and fixtures shall meet the following:
1. Clothes washers shall have a maximum Water Factor (WF) that will reduce the use of water by 10
percent below the California Energy Commissions’ WF standards for commercial clothes washers
located in Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations.
2. Dishwashers shall meet the criteria in Section A5.303.3(2)(a) and (b).
3. Ice makers shall be air cooled.
4. Food steamers shall be connectionless or boilerless.
5. [ BSC] The use and installation of water softeners that discharge to the community sewer system
may be limited or prohibited by local agencies if certain conditions are met.
6. Combination ovens shall not consume more than 10 gph (38 L/h) in the full operational mode.
7. Commercial pre-rinse spray valves manufactured on or after January 1, 2006 shall function at equal
to or less than 1.6 gpm (0.10 L/s) at 60 psi (414 kPa) and
a. Be capable of cleaning 60 plates in an average time of not more than 30 seconds per plate
b. Be equipped with an integral automatic shutoff
c. Operate at static pressure of at least 30 psi (207 kPa) when designed for a flow rate of
1.3 gpm (0.08 L/s) or less
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5.303.3.4 Faucets and Fountains
5.303.3.4.1 Nonresidential Lavatory faucets. Lavatory faucets shall have a maximum flow rate of not
more than 0.5 gallons per minute at 60 psi.
5.303.3.4.2 Kitchen faucets. Kitchen faucets shall have a maximum flow rate of not more than 1.8
gallons per minute at 60 psi. Kitchen faucets may temporarily increase the flow above the maximum rate,
but not to exceed 2.2 gallons per minute at 60 psi, and must default to a maximum flow rate of 1.8
gallons per minute at 60 psi.
5.303.3.4.3 Wash fountains. Wash fountains shall have a maximum flow rate of not more than 1.8
gallons per minute/20 [rim space (inches) at 60 psi].
5.303.3.4.4 Metering faucets. Metering faucets shall not deliver more than 0.20 gallons per cycle.
5.303.3.4.5 Metering faucets for wash fountains. Metering faucets for wash fountains shall have a
maximum flow rate of not more than 0.20 gallons per minute/20 [rim space (inches) at 60 psi].
Note: Where complying faucets are unavailable, aerators or other means may be used to achieve
reduction.
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5.303.4 Areas of additions or alteration. For those occupancies within the authority of the California
Building Standards Commission as specified in Section 103, the provisions of Section 5.303.3 shall apply to
new fixtures in additions or areas of alterations to the building.
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A5.303.5 Dual plumbing. New buildings and facilities shall be dual plumbed for potable and recycled water
systems for toilet flushing when recycled water is available as determined by the enforcement authority.
5.303.6 Standards for plumbing fixtures and fittings. Plumbing fixtures and fittings shall be installed in
accordance with the California Plumbing Code, and shall meet the applicable standards referenced in Table
1401.1 of the California Plumbing Code and in Chapter 6 of this code.
As applicable
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Outdoor Water Use
5.304.1 Water budget. A water budget shall be developed for landscape irrigation use.3 Applies to additions
or alterations.
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5.304.2 Outdoor potable water use. For new water service, separate meters or submeters shall be installed for
indoor and outdoor potable water use for landscaped areas of at least 1,000 square feet but not more than 5,000
square feet, separate submeters shall be installed for outdoor potable water use. Applies to additions or alterations.
A5.304.2.1 Outdoor potable water use. For new water service not subject to the provisions of Water
Code Section 535, separate meters or submeters shall be installed for outdoor potable water use for
landscaped areas of at least 500 square feet but not more than 1,000 square feet (the level at which
Section 5.304.2 applies).
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5.304.3 Irrigation design. In new nonresidential projects with at least 1,000 square feet but not more than
2,500 square feet of landscaped area (the level at which the MLO applies), install irrigation controllers and
sensors which include the following criteria and meet manufacturer’s recommendations. Applies to additions or
alterations.
5.304.3.1 Irrigation controllers. Automatic irrigation system controllers installed at the time of final
inspection shall comply with the following:
1. Controllers shall be weather- or soil moisture-based controllers that automatically
adjust irrigation in response to changes in plants' needs as weather conditions change.
2. Weather-based controllers without integral rain sensors or communication systems that account for
local rainfall shall have a separate wired or wireless rain sensor which connects or communicates
with the controller(s). Soil moisture-based controllers are not required to have rain sensor input.
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A5.304.4 Potable water reduction. Provide water-efficient landscape irrigation design that reduces the use
of potable water beyond the initial requirements for plant installation and establishment in accordance with
Section A5.304.4.1 or A5.304.4.2. Calculations for the reduction shall be based on the water budget
developed pursuant to Section 5.304.1.
A5.304.4.1 Tier 1 – Reduce the use of potable water to a quantity that does not exceed 60 percent of ETo
times the landscape area.
A5.304.4.2 Tier 2 –Reduce the use of potable water to a quantity that does not exceed 55 percent of ETo
times the landscape area.
Note: Methods used to accomplish the requirements of this section shall include, but not be limited
to, the items listed in A5.304.4.
A5.304.4.3 Verification of compliance. A calculation demonstrating the applicable potable water use
reduction required by this section shall be provided.
A5.304.5 Potable water elimination. Provide a water efficient landscape irrigation design that eliminates
the use of potable water beyond the initial requirements for plant installation and establishment.
Methods used to accomplish the requirements of this section shall include, but not be limited to, the items
listed in Section A5.304.4.
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A5.304.6 Restoration of areas disturbed by construction. Restore all areas disturbed during
construction by planting with local native and/or noninvasive vegetation.
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A5.304.7 Previously developed sites. On previously developed or graded sites, restore or protect
at least 50 percent of the site area with native and/or noninvasive vegetation.
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A5.304.8 Graywater irrigation system. Install graywater collection system for onsite subsurface
irrigation using graywater collected from bathtubs, showers, bathroom wash basins and laundry
water. See California Plumbing Code.
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Water Reuse
A5.305.1 Nonpotable water systems. Nonpotable water systems for indoor and outdoor use shall
comply with the current edition of the California Plumbing Code.
A5.305.2 Irrigation systems. Irrigation systems regulated by a local water efficient landscape
ordinance or by the California Department of Water Resources Model Water Efficient Landscape
Ordinance (MWELO) shall use recycled water.
Material Conservation and Resource Efficiency
Efficient Framing Systems
A5.404.1 Wood framing. Employ advanced wood framing techniques or OVE, as permitted by the
enforcing agency.
Material Sources
A5.405.1 Regional materials. Select building materials or products for permanent installation on
the project that have been harvested or manufactured in California or within 500 miles of the
project site, meeting the criteria listed in Section A5.405.1.
A5.405.2 Bio-based materials. Select bio-based building materials per Section A5.405.2.1 or
A5.405.2.2.
A5.405.2.1 Certified wood products. Certified wood is an important component of green
building strategies and the California Building Standards Commission will continue to develop
a standard through the next code cycle.
A5.405.2.2 Rapidly renewable materials. Use materials made from plants harvested within a
ten-year cycle for at least 2.5 percent of total materials value, based on estimated cost.
A5.405.3 Reused materials. Use salvaged, refurbished, refinished or reused materials for at least 5
percent of the total value, based on estimated cost of materials on the project.
A5.405.4 Recycled content. Use materials, equivalent in performance to virgin materials, with a
total (combined) recycled content value (RCV) of:
Tier 1. The RCV shall not be less than 10 percent of the total material cost of the project.
Tier 2. The RCV shall not be less than 15 percent of the total material cost of the project.
Note: Use the equations in the subsections for calculating total materials cost, recycled
content, RCV of materials and assemblies, and total RCV.
A5.405.5 Cement and concrete. Use cement and concrete made with recycled products and
complying with the following sections:
A5.405.5.1 Cement. Cement shall comply with one of the following standards:
1. Portland cement shall meet ASTM C 150.
2. Blended hydraulic cement shall meet ASTM C 595.
3. Other Hydraulic Cements shall meet ASTM C 1157.
A5.405.5.2 Concrete. Unless otherwise directed by the Engineer of Record, use concrete
manufactured with cementitious materials in accordance with Sections A5.405.5.2.1 and
A5.405.5.2.1.1, as approved by the enforcing agency.
A5.405.5.2.1 Supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs). Use concrete made with
one or more of the SCMs listed in Section A5.405.5.2.1.
A5.405.5.2.1.1 Mix design equation. Use any combination of one or more SCMs,
satisfying Equation A4.5-14.
Exception: Minimums in mix designs approved by the Engineer of Record may be
lower where high early strength is needed.
A5.405.5.3 Additional means of compliance. Any of the following measures shall be
permitted to be employed for the production of cement or concrete, depending on their
availability and suitability, in conjunction with Section A5.405.5.2.
A5.405.5.3.1 Cement. The following measures may be used in the manufacture of cement.
A5.405.5.3.1.1 Alternative fuels. Where permitted by state or local air quality
standards.
A5.405.5.3.1.2 Alternative power. Alternate electric power generated at the cement
plant and/or green power purchased from the utility meeting the requirements of Section
A5.211.
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A5.405.5.3.2 Concrete. The following measures may be used in the manufacture of concrete,
A5.405.5.3.2.1 Alternative energy. Renewable or alternative energy meeting the
requirements of Section A5.211.
A5.405.5.3.2.2 Recycled aggregates. Concrete made with one or more of the
materials listed in Section A5.405.5.3.2.2.
A5.405.5.3.2.3 Mixing water. Water recycled by the local water purveyor or water
reclaimed from manufacturing processes and conforming to ASTM C 1602.
A5.405.5.3.2.4 High strength concrete. Concrete elements designed to reduce their
total size compared to standard 3,000 psi concrete, as approved by the Engineer of
Record.
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Enhanced Durability and Reduced Maintenance
A5.406.1.1 Service life. Select materials for longevity and minimal deterioration under
conditions of use.
A5.406.1.2 Reduced maintenance. Select materials that require little, if any, finishing.
A5.406.1.3 Recyclability. Select materials that can be re-used or recycled at the end of their
service life.
Weather Resistance and Moisture Management
5.407.1 Weather protection. Provide a weather-resistant exterior wall and foundation envelope
as required by California Building Code, Section 1403.2 and California Energy Code, Section
150, manufacturer’s installation instructions or local ordinance, whichever is more stringent.3
5.407.2 Moisture control. Employ moisture control measures by the following methods;
5.407.2.1 Sprinklers. Design and maintain landscape irrigation systems to prevent irrigation
spray on structures.
5.407.2.2 Entries and openings. Design exterior entries and openings to prevent water
intrusion into buildings as follows.
5.407.2.2.1 Exterior door protection. Primary exterior entries shall be covered to prevent
water intrusion by using nonabsorbent floor and wall finishes within at least 2 feet around
and perpendicular to such openings plus at least one of the following:
1. An installed awning at least 4 feet in depth.
2. The door is protected by a roof overhang at least 4 feet in depth.
3. The door is recessed at least 4 feet.
4. Other methods which provide equivalent protection.
5.407.2.2.2 Flashing. Install flashings integrated with a drainage plane.
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Construction Waste Reduction, Disposal and Recycling
5.408.1 Construction waste management. Recycle and/or salvage for reuse a minimum of 50%
of the non- hazardous construction waste in accordance with Section 5.408.1.1, 5.408.1.2 or
5.408.1.3; or meet a local construction and demolition waste management ordinance, whichever
is more stringent.
5.408.1.1 Construction waste management plan. Where a local jurisdiction does not have a
construction and demolition waste management ordinance that is more stringent, submit a
construction waste management plan that complies with Items 1 through 4 of this section.
5.408.1.2 Waste management company. Utilize a waste management company that can provide
verifiable documentation that the percentage of construction waste material diverted from the landfill
complies with this section.
Exceptions to Sections 5.408.1.1 and 5.408.1.2:
1. Excavated soil and land-clearing debris
2. Alternate waste reduction methods developed by working with local agencies if
diversion
or recycle facilities capable of compliance with this item do not exist.
3. Demolition waste meeting local ordinance or calculated in consideration of local
recycling facilities and markets
5.408.1.4 Documentation. Provide documentation of the waste management plan that meets
the requirements listed in Sections 5.408.1.1 through 5.408.1.3, and the plan is accessible to
the enforcement authority.
5.408.1.3 Waste stream reduction alternative. The combined weight of new construction
disposal that does not exceed two pounds per square foot of building area may be deemed to
meet the 50 percent minimum requirement as approved by the enforcing agency.
5.408.3 Excavated soil and land clearing debris. 100 percent of trees, stumps, rocks and
associated vegetation and soils resulting primarily from land clearing shall be reused or recycled.
Exception: Reuse, either on-or off-site, of vegetation or soil contaminated by disease or pest
infestation.
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A5.408.3.1 Enhanced construction waste reduction–Tier 1 [BSC]. Divert to recycle or salvage at least 65% of
nonhazardous construction and demolition waste generated at the site.
A5.408.3.1.1 Enhanced construction waste reduction–Tier 2 [BSC]. Divert to recycle or salvage at least
80% of nonhazardous construction waste generated at the site.
A5.408.3.1.2 Verification of compliance. A copy of the completed waste management report or documentation
of certification of the waste management company utilized shall be provided.
Exceptions:
1. Excavated soil and land-clearing debris
2. Alternate waste reduction methods developed by working with local agencies if
diversion or recycle facilities capable of compliance with this item do not exist
3. Demolition waste meeting local ordinance or calculated in consideration of local recycling
facilities and markets.
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Life Cycle Assessment
A5.409.1 General. Life cycle assessment shall be ISO 14044 compliant. The service life of the building and
materials assemblies shall not be less than 60 years.
A5.409.2 Whole building life cycle assessment. Conduct a whole building life assessment, including operating
energy, showing that the building project achieves at least a 10-percent improvement for at least three of the impacts
listed in Section A5.409.2.2, one of which shall be climate change, compared to a reference building.
A5.409.3 Materials and system assemblies. If whole building analysis of the project is not elected, select a
minimum of 50% of materials or assemblies based on life cycle assessment of at least three for the impacts listed in
Section A5.409.2.2, one of which shall be climate change.
A5.409.4 Substitution for prescriptive standards. Performance of a life cycle assessment completed in accordance
with Section A5.409.2 may be substituted for other prescriptive provisions of Division A5.4, including those made
mandatory through local adoption of Tier 1 or Tier 2 in Division A5.6.
A5.409.5 Verification of compliance. Documentation of compliance shall be provided as follows:
1. The assessment is performed in accordance with ISO 14044.
2. The project meets the requirements of other parts of Title 24.
3. A copy of the analysis shall be made available to the enforcement authority.
4. A copy of the analysis and any maintenance or training recommendations shall be included in the operation
and maintenance manual.
See notes for available tools.
Building Maintenance and Operation
5.410.1 Recycling by occupants. Provide readily accessible areas that serve the entire building and are identified for
the depositing, storage and collection of nonhazardous materials for recycling.3
5.410.1.1 Additions. [A] All additions conducted within a 12-month period under single or multiple permits,
resulting in an increase of 30 percent or more in floor area, shall provide recyling areas on site.
Exception: Additions within a tenant space resulting in less than a 30-percent increase in the tenant space floor area.
5.410.2 Commissioning. [N] For new buildings 10,000 square feet and over, building commissioning for all building
systems covered by Title 24, Part 6, process systems and renewable energy systems shall be included in the design and
construction processes of the building project. Commissioning requirements shall include items listed in Section 5.410.2.
Exceptions:
1. Unconditioned warehouses of any size
2. Areas less than 10,000 square feet used for offices or other conditioned accessory spaces within
unconditioned warehouses
3. Tenant improvements less than 10,000 square feet as described in Section 303.1.1.
4. Commissioning requirements for energy systems covered by the California Energy Code.
5. Open parking garages of any size, or open parking garage areas of any size, within a structure.
5.410.2.1 Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR). [N] Documented before the design phase of the project begins
the OPR shall include items listed in Section 5.410.4.
5.410.2.2 Basis of Design (BOD). [N] A written explanation of how the design of the building systems meets the
OPR shall be completed at the design phase of the building project to cover the systems listed in Section 5.410.2.2.
5.410.2.3 Commissioning plan. [N] A commissioning plan describing how the project will be commissioned
shall include items listed in Section 5.410.2.3.
5.410.2.4 [N] Functional performance testing shall demonstrate the correct installation and operation of each
component, system and system-to-system interface in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.
5.410.2.5 Documentation and training. [N] A Systems manual and systems operations training are required.
5.410.2.5.1 Systems manual. [N] The systems manual shall be delivered to the building owner or
representative and facilities operator and shall include the items listed in Section 5.410.2.5.1.
5.410.2.5.2 Systems operations training. [N] A program for training of the appropriate maintenance staff for
each equipment type and/or system shall be developed and shall include items listed in Section 5.410.2.5.2.
5.410.2.6 Commissioning report. [N] A report of commissioning process activities undertaken through the design
and construction phases of the building project shall be completed and provided to the owner or representative.
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5.410.4 Testing and adjusting. Testing and adjusting of systems shall be required for buildings less than
10,000 square feet. Applies to new systems serving additions or alterations.
5.410.4.2 Systems. Develop a written plan of procedures for testing and adjusting systems. Systems to be
included for testing and adjusting shall include, as applicable to the project, the systems listed in Section
5.410.4.2.
5.410.4.3 Procedures. Perform testing and adjusting procedures in accordance with applicable standards
on each system as determined by the enforcing agency.
5.410.4.3.1 HVAC balancing. Before a new space-conditioning system serving a building or space is
operated for normal use, balance in accordance with the procedures defined by national standards listed in
Section 5.410.4.3.1 or as approved by the enforcing agency.
5.410.4.4 Reporting. After completion of testing, adjusting and balancing, provide a final report of testing
signed by the individual responsible for performing these services.
5.410.4.5 Operation and maintenance manual. Provide the building owner with detailed operating and
maintenance instructions and copies of guaranties/warranties for each system prior to final inspection.
5.410.4.5.1 Inspections and reports. Include a copy of all inspection verifications and reports required
by the enforcing agency.
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Environmental Quality
Fireplaces
5.503.1 Install only a direct-vent sealed-combustion gas or sealed wood-burning fireplace or a sealed woodstove
and refer to residential requirements in the California Energy Code, Title 24, Part 6, Subchapter 7, Section 150.
5.503.1.1 Woodstoves. Woodstoves shall comply with US EPA Phase II emission limits, where applicable.
x
As applicable
x
Pollutant Control
A5.504.1 Indoor air quality (IAQ) during construction. Maintain IAQ as provided in Sections A5.504.1.1
and A5.504.1.2.
A5.504.1.1 Temporary ventilation. Provide temporary ventilation during construction in accordance with
Section 121 of the California Energy Code, CCR, Title 24, Part 6 and Chapter 4 of CCR, Title 8 and as
listed in Items 1 and 2 in Section A5.504.1.2.
A5.504.1.2 Additional IAQ measures. Employ additional measures as listed in Items 1 through 5 in
Section A5.504.1.3.
5.504.1.3 Temporary ventilation. If the HVAC system is used during construction, use return air filters
with a MERV of 8, based on ASHRAE 52.2-1999, or an average efficiency of 30% based on ASHRAE
52.1-1992. Replace all filters immediately prior to occupancy. Applies to additions or alterations.
x
A5.504.2 IAQ postconstruction. Flush out the building per Section A5.504.2 prior to occupancy or if the
building is occupied.
A5.504.2.1 IAQ Testing. A testing alternative may be employed after all interior finishes have been
installed, using testing protocols recognized by the United State Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.
EPA) and in accordance with Section A5.504.2.1.2. Retest as required in Section A5.504.2.1.3.
A5.504.2.1.1 Maximum levels of contaminants. Allowable levels of contaminant concentrations
measured by testing shall not exceed the following:
1. Carbon Monoxide (CO): 9 parts per million, not to exceed outdoor levels by 2 parts per million;
2. Formaldehyde: 27 parts per billion;
3. Particulates (PM10): 50 micrograms per cubic meter;
4. 4-Phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH): 6.5 micrograms per cubic meter; and
5. Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC): 300 micrograms per cubic meter.
A5.504.2.1.2 Test protocols. Testing of indoor air quality should include the elements listed in Items 1
through 4.
A5.504.2.1.3 Noncomplying building areas. For each sampling area of the building exceeding the
maximum concentrations specified in Section A5.504.2.1.1, flush out with outside air and retest samples
taken from the same area. Repeat the procedures until testing demonstrates compliance.
5.504.3 Covering of duct openings and protection of mechanical equipment during construction. At the time
of rough installation and during storage on the construction site and until final startup of the heating, cooling and
ventilating equipment, all duct and other related air distribution component openings shall be covered with tape,
plastic, sheetmetal or other methods acceptable to the enforcing agency to reduce the amount of dust, water and
debris which may enter the system.
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5.504.4 Finish material pollutant control. Finish materials shall comply with Sections 5.504.4.1 through 5.504.4.4.
5.504.4.1 Adhesives, sealants, caulks. Adhesives and sealants used on the project shall meet the requirements
of the following standards.
1. Adhesives, adhesive bonding primers, adhesive primers, sealants, sealant primers and caulks shall
x
comply with local or regional air pollution control or air quality management district rules where applicable
or SCAQMD Rule 1168 VOC limits, as shown in Tables 5.504.4.1 and 5.504.4.2.
2. Aerosol adhesives and smaller unit sizes of adhesives and sealant or caulking compounds (in units of
x
product, less packaging, which do not weigh more than one pound and do not consist of more than 16 fluid
ounces) shall comply with statewide VOC standards and other requirements, including prohibitions on use
of certain toxic compounds, of California Code of Regulations, Title 17, commencing with Section 94507.
5.504.4.3 Paints and coatings. Architectural paints and coatings shall comply with Table 5.504.4.3 unless
x
more stringent local limits apply.
5.504.4.3.1 Aerosol paints and coatings. Aerosol paints and coatings shall meet the Product- Weighted MIR
x
Limits for ROC in Section 94522(a)(3) and other requirements, including prohibitions on use of certain toxic
compounds and ozone depleting substances (CCR, Title 17, Section 94520, et seq.).
5.504.4.3.2 Verification. Verification of compliance with this section shall be provided at the request of the
x
enforcing agency.
5.504.4.4 Carpet systems. All carpet installed in the building interior shall meet the testing and product
x
requirements of one of the standards listed in Section 5.504.4.4.
5.504.4.4.1 Carpet cushion. All carpet cushion installed in the building interior shall meet the
x
requirements of the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label program.
5.504.4.4.2 Carpet adhesive. All carpet adhesive shall meet the requirements of Table 5.504.4.1.
x
5.504.4.5 Composite wood products. Hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium density fiberboard
x
composite wood products used on the interior or exterior of the building shall meet the requirements for
formaldehyde as specified in Table 5.504.4.5.
A5.504.4.5.1 No added formaldehyde, Tier 2. Use composite wood products approved by the ARB as
no-added formaldehyde (NAF) based resins or ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) resins.
5.504.4.5.3 Documentation. Verification of compliance with this section shall be provided as requested by
x
the enforcing agency. Documentation shall include at least one of the following:
As applicable
1. Product certifications and specifications.
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2. Chain of custody certifications.
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3. Product labeled and invoiced as meeting the Composite Wood Products regulation (see CCR,
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Title 17, Section 93120, et seq.).
4. Exterior grade products marked as meeting the PS-1 or PS-2 standards of the Engineered
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Wood Association, the Australian AS/NZS 2269 or European 636 3S standards.
5. Other methods acceptable to the enforcing agency.
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5.504.4.6 Resilient flooring systems. For 80 percent of floor area receiving resilient flooring, install resilient
flooring which meets one of the following:
1. Certified under the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) FloorScore program;
2. Compliant with the VOC-emission limits and testing requirements specified in the California
Department of Public Health’s 2010 Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation Chambers, Version
1.1, February 2010;
3. Compliant with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools California (CA-CHPS) Criteria
Interpretation for EQ 7.0 and 7.1 (formerly EQ. 2.2) dated July 2012 and listed in the CHPS High
Performance Product Database; or
4. Products certified under UL GREENGUARD Gold (formerly the Greenguard Children’s & Schools Program).
A5.504.4.6.1 Verification of compliance. Documentation shall be provided verifying that resilient flooring
materials meet the pollutant emission limits.
A5.504.4.7 Resilient flooring systems, Tier 1 [BSC]. For 90 percent of floor area receiving resilient flooring,
installed resilient flooring shall meet at least one of the following:
1. Certified under the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) FloorScore program;
2. Compliant with the VOC-emission limits and testing requirements specified in the California
Department of Public Health’s 2010 Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation Chambers, Version
1.1, February 2010;
3. Compliant with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools California (CA-CHPS) Criteria
Interpretation for EQ 7.0 and 7.1 (formerly EQ. 2.2) dated July 2012 and listed in the CHPS High
Performance Product Database; or
4. Products certified under UL GREENGUARD Gold (formerly the Greenguard Children’s & Schools Program).
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A5.504.4.7.1 Resilient flooring systems, Tier 2 [BSC]. For 100 percent of floor area to scheduled to
receive resilient flooring, install resilient flooring shall meet at least one of the following:
1. Certified under the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) FloorScore program;
2. Compliant with the VOC-emission limits and testing requirements specified in the California
Department of Public Health’s 2010 Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation Chambers,
Version 1.1, February 2010;
3. Compliant with the Collaborative for High Performance Schools California (CA-CHPS) Criteria
Interpretation for EQ 7.0 and 7.1 (formerly EQ. 2.2) dated July 2012 and listed in the CHPS High
Performance Product Database; or
4. Products certified under UL GREENGUARD Gold (formerly the Greenguard Children’s & Schools
Program).
A5.504.4.7.2 Verification of compliance. Documentation shall be provided verifying that resilient flooring
materials meet the pollutant emission limits.
A5.504.4.8 Thermal insulation, Tier 1 [BSC]. Comply with the standards listed in Items 1 through 3.
A5.504.4.8.1 Thermal insulation, Tier 2 [BSC] Thermal insulation, No-added Formaldehyde. Install
thermal insulation which complies with Tier 1 plus does not contain any added formaldehyde.
A5.504.4.8.2 Verification of compliance. Documentation shall be provided verifying that thermal
insulation materials meet the pollutant emission limits.
A5.504.4.9 Acoustical ceilings and wall panels. Comply with Chapter 8 in Title 24, Part 2 and with the VOCemission limits defined in the 2009 CHPS criteria and listed on its High Performance Products Database.
A5.504.4.9.1 Verification of compliance. Documentation shall be provided verifying that acoustical finish
materials meet the pollutant emission limits.
Note: Products compliant with CHPS criteria certified under the Greenguard Children & Schools
program may also be used.
A5.504.5 Hazardous particulates and chemical pollutants. Minimize and control pollutant entry into buildings
and cross-contamination of regularly occupied areas.
A5.504.5.1 Entryway systems. Install permanent entryway systems measuring at least six feet in the primary
direction of travel to capture dirt and particulates at entryways directly connected to the outdoors as listed in
Items 1 through 3 in Section A5.504.5.1.
A5.504.5.2 Isolation of pollutant sources. In rooms where activities produce hazardous fumes or chemicals,
exhaust them and isolate them from their adjacent rooms as listed in Items 1 through 3 in Section A5.504.5.2.
5.504.5.3 Filters. In mechanically ventilated buildings, provide regularly occupied areas of the building with
air filtration media for outside and return air that provides at least a MERV of 8. MERV 8 filters shall be
installed prior to occupancy, and recommendations for maintenance with filters of the same value shall be
included in the operation and maintenance manual.
Exceptions:
1. An ASHRAE 10-percent to 15-percent efficiency filter shall be permitted for an HVAC unit meeting
the 2013 California Energy Code having 60,000 Btu/h or less capacity per fan coil, if the energy use of
the air delivery system is 0.4 W/cfm or less at design air flow.
2. Existing mechanical equipment.
5.504.5.3.1 Labeling. Installed filters shall be clearly labeled by the manufacturer indicating the MERV rating.
A5.504.5.3.1 Filters, Tier 1. In mechanically ventitlated buildings, provide regularly occupied areas of the building with
air infiltration media for outside and return air prior to ocupancy that provides at least a MERV of 11.
A5.504.5.3.1.1 Filters, Tier 2. In mechanically ventilated buildings, provide regularly occupied areas of the
building with air filtration media for outside and return air prior to occupancy that provides at least a Minimum
Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of 13.
5.504.7 Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) control. Prohibit smoking within 25 feet of building entries,
outdoor air intakes and operable windows where outdoor areas are provided for smoking and within the building
as already prohibited by other laws or regulations; or as enforced by ordinances, regulations or policies of any city,
county, city and county, California Community College, campus of the California State University or campus of
the University of California, whichever are more stringent.
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Indoor Moisture and Radon Control
5.505.1 Indoor moisture control. Buildings shall meet or exceed the provisions of California Building Code,
CCR, Title 24, Part 2, Sections 1203 and Chapter 14.1.3
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Air Quality and Exhaust
5.506.1 Outside air delivery. For mechanically or naturally ventilated spaces in buildings, meet the minimum
requirements of Section 120.1 of the California Energy Code and Chapter 4 of CCR, Title 8 or the applicable local
code, whichever is more stringent.3
5.506.2 Carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring. For buildings or additions equipped with demand control ventilation,
CO2 sensors and ventilation controls shall be specified and installed in accordance with the requirements of the
California Energy Code, CCR, Section 120(c)(4).3
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A5.507.2 Daylight. Provide daylit spaces as required for toplighting and sidelighting in the California Energy
Code. In constructing a design, consider Items 1 through 4 in Section A5.507.3.
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A5.507.3 Views. Achieve direct line of sight to the outdoor environment via vision glazing between 2'6" and 7'6"
above finish floor for building occupants in 90 percent of all regularly occupied areas.
A5.507.3.1 Interior office spaces. Entire areas of interior office spaces may be included in the calculation if at
least 75 percent of each area has direct line of sight to perimeter vision glazing.
A5.507.3.2 Multi-occupant spaces. Include in the calculation the square footage with direct line of sight to
perimeter vision glazing.
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Environmental Comfort
A5.507.1 Lighting and thermal comfort controls. Provide controls in the workplace as described in Sections
A5.507.1.1 and A5.507.1.2.
A5.507.1.1 Single-occupant spaces. Provide individual controls that meet energy use requirements in the
California Energy Code by Sections A5.507.1.1.1 and A5.507.1.1.2.
A5.507.1.1.1 Lighting. Provide individual task lighting and/or daylighting controls for at least 90 percent of
the building occupants.
A5.507.1.1.2 Thermal comfort. Provide individual thermal comfort controls for at least 50 percent of the
building occupants by Items 1 and 2 in Section A5.507.1.1.2.
A5.507.1.2 Multi-occupant spaces. Provide lighting and thermal comfort system controls for all shared
multi-occupant spaces.
5.507.4 Acoustical control. Employ building assemblies and components with STC values determined in
accordance with ASTM E 90 and ASTM E 413 or OITC determined in accordance with ASTM E 1332, using
either the prescriptive or performance method in Section 5.507.4.1 or 5.507.4.2.
5.507.4.1 Exterior noise transmission, prescriptive method. Wall and floor-ceiling assemblies exposed to the
noise source making up the building envelope shall have exterior wall and roof ceiling assemblies meeting a
composite STC rating of at least 50 or a composite OITC rating of no less than 40 with exterior windows of a
minimum STC of 40 or OITC of 30 in the locations described in Items 1 and 2. Also applies to addition envelope
or altered envelope.
5.507.4.1.1 Noise exposure where noise contours are not readily available. Buildings exposed to a noise level
of 65 dB Leq-1Hr during any hour of operation shall have exterior wall and roof-ceiling assemblies exposed to the
noise source meeting a composite STC rating of at least 45 (or OITC 35), with exterior windows of a minimum
STC of 40 (or OITC 30). Also applies to addition or alteration exterior wall.
5.507.4.2 Performance method. For buildings located as defined in Sections A5.507.4.1 or A5.507.4.1.1, wall
and roof-ceiling assemblies making up the building envelope shall be constructed to provide an interior noise
environment attributable to exterior sources that does not exceed an hourly equivalent noise level (Leq-1Hr) of
50 dBA in occupied areas during any hour of operation. Also applies to addition envelope or altered envelope.
5.507.4.2.1 Site features. Exterior features such as sound walls or earth berms may be utilized as
appropriate to the project to mitigate sound migration to the interior. Also applies to addition envelope or
altered envelope.
5.507.4.2.1 Documentation of compliance. An acoustical analysis documenting complying interior sound
levels shall be prepared by personnel approved by the architect or engineer of record.
5.507.4.3 Interior sound transmission. Wall and floor-ceiling assemblies separating tenant spaces and tenant
spaces and public places shall have an STC of at least 40.
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Outdoor Air Quality
5.508.1 Ozone depletion and global warming reductions. Installations of HVAC, refrigeration and fire
suppression equipment shall comply with Sections 5.508.1.1 and 5.508.1.2.
5.508.1.1 CFCs. Install HVAC and refrigeration equipment that does not contain CFCs.3
5.508.1.2 Halons. Install fire suppression equipment that does not contain Halons.1
A5.508.1.3 Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Install HVAC and refrigeration equipment that does not
contain HCFCs.
A5.508.1.4 Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Install HVAC complying with either of the following:
1. Install HVAC, refrigeration and fire suppression equipment that do not contain HFCs or that do not
contain HFCs with a global warming potential greater than 150.
2. Install HVAC and refrigeration equipment that limit the use of HFC refrigerant through the use of a
secondary heat transfer fluid with a global warming potential no greater than 1.
5.508.2 Supermarket refrigerant leak reduction. New commercial refrigeration systems shall comply with the
provisions of this section when installed in retail food stores 8,000 square feet or more conditioned area, and that
utilize either refrigerated display cases, or walk-in coolers or freezers connected to remote compressor units or
condensing units. The leak reduction measures apply to refrigeration systems containing high-global- warming
potential (high-GWP) refrigerants with a GWP of 150 or greater. New refrigeration systems include both new
facilities and the replacement of existing refrigeration systems in existing facilities.
Exception: Refrigeration systems containing low-global warming potential (low-GWP) refrigerant with a
GWP value less than 150 are not subject to this section. Low-GWP refrigerants are nonozone-depleting
refrigerants that include ammonia, carbon dioxide (CO2), and potentially other refrigerants.
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5.508.2.1 Refrigerant piping. Piping compliant with the California Mechanical Code shall
be installed to be accessible for leak protection and repairs. Piping runs using threaded pipe,
copper tubing with an outside diameter (OD) less than 1/4 inch, flared tubing connections
and short radius elbows shall not be used in refrigerant systems except as noted below.
5.508.2.1.1 Threaded pipe. Threaded connections are permitted at the compressor rack.
5.508.2.1.2 Copper pipe. Copper tubing with an OD less than 1/4 inch may be used in
systems with a refrigerant charge of 5 pounds or less.
5.508.2.1.2.1 Anchorage. 1/4 inch OD tubing shall be securely clamped to a rigid
base to keep vibration levels below 8 mils.
5.508.2.1.3 Flared tubing connections. Double-flared tubing connections may be used
for pressure controls, valve pilot lines and oil.
Exception: Single-flared tubing connections may be used with a multiring seal
coated with industrial sealant suitable for use with refrigerants and tightened in
accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.
5.508.2.1.4 Elbows. Short radius elbows are only permitted where space limitations
prohibit use of long radius elbows.
5.508.2.2 Valves. Valves and fittings shall comply with the California Mechanical Code and
as follows.
5.508.2.2.1 Pressure relief valves. For vessels containing high-GWP refrigerant, a
rupture disc shall be installed between the outlet of the vessel and the inlet of the
pressure relief valve.
5.508.2.2.1.1 Pressure detection. A pressure gauge, pressure transducer or other
device shall be installed in the space between the rupture disc and the relief valve
inlet to indicate a disc rupture or discharge of the relief valve.
5.508.2.2.2 Access valves. Only Schrader access valves with a brass or steel body are
permitted for use.
5.508.2.2.2.1 Valve caps. For systems with a refrigerant charge of 5 pounds or more,
valve caps shall be brass or steel and not plastic.
5.508.2.2.2.2 Seal caps. If designed for it, the cap shall have a neoprene O-ring in
place.
5.508.2.2.2.2.1 Chain tethers. Chain tethers to fit over the stem are required for
valves designed to have seal caps.
Exception: Valves with seal caps that are not removed from the valve
during stem operation.
5.508.2.3 Refrigerated service cases. Refrigerated service cases holding food products
containing vinegar and salt shall have evaporator coils of corrosion-resistant material, such
as stainless steel; or be coated to prevent corrosion from these substances.
5.508.2.3.1. Coil coating. Consideration shall be given the heat transfer efficiency of
coil coating to maximize energy efficiency.
5.508.2.4 Refrigerant receivers. Refrigerant receivers with capacities greater than 200
pounds shall be fitted with a device that indicates the level of refrigerant in the receiver.
5.508.2.5 Pressure testing. The system shall be pressure tested during installation prior to
evacuation and charging.
5.508.2.5.1 Minimum pressure. The system shall be charged with regulated dry
nitrogen and appropriate tracer gas to bring system pressure up to 300 psig minimum.
5.508.2.5.2 Leaks. Check the system for leaks, repair any leaks, and retest for pressure
using the same gauge.
5.508.2.5.3 Allowable pressure change. The system shall stand, unaltered, for 24 hours
with no more than a +/- one pound pressure change from 300 psig, measured with the
same gauge.
5.508.2.6 Evacuation. The system shall be evacuated after pressure testing and prior to
charging.
5.508.2.6.1 First vacuum. Pull a system vacuum down to at least 1000 microns (+/- 50
microns), and hold for 30 minutes.
5.508.2.6.2 Second vacuum. Pull a second system vacuum to a minimum of 500
microns and hold for 30 minutes.
5.508.2.6.3 Third vacuum. Pull a third vacuum down to a minimum of 300 microns,
and hold for 24 hours with a maximum drift of 100 microns over a 24-hour period.
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4.
Green building measures in this table may be mandatory if adopted by a city, county, or city and county as specified in Section 101.7.
Required prerequisite for this Tier.
These measures are currently required elsewhere in statute or in regulation.
This application checklist is non-regulatory, intended only as an aid to the user and may not contain complete code language. Refer to Chapter 5 and Appendix Chapter A5 for complete code provisions.
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HISTORY NOTE APPENDIX
CALIFORNIA GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS CODE
(Title 24, Part 11, California Code of Regulations)
For prior history, see the History Note Appendix to the California Green Building Standards Code, 2010 Edition, effective
January 1, 2011.
1. (BSC 07/12, HCD 04/12, DSA-SS 06/12, CEC 01/12) Repeal, amend and add provisions in the 2013 California Green Building
Standards Code for residential, nonresidential and public school buildings. Effective on January 1, 2014.
2. Errata to correct editorial errors within the preface, Chapters 4 and 5, Appendices A5 and A6.1 and the Index of this code.
Effective January 1, 2014.
3. (CEC 01/12) A delayed effective date for the energy based provisions within the 2013 California Green Building Standards
Code was approved at the April 22, 2014 California Building Standards Commission meeting. The new effective date for the
energy based provisions of the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code is is July 1, 2014.
4. 2013 Intervening Cycle Supplement; BSC 06/13, DSA-SS 02/13, HCD 05/13 – Approved by the California Building Standards
Commission on July 22, 2014. Published on January 1, 2015 and effective July 1, 2015.
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