Effective January 1, 2011, CALGREEN Code is the first state high performance building / green / sustainabilitys building code.
CALGREEN is mandatory and targets new residential, commercial, hospital and school buildings and a 3 million metric tons greenhouse gas reduction by the year 2020.
Designers, contractors, and owners can plan and build to a certifiable green standard without for third-party certification and requires field inspections using a public service.
- 20% indoor water use reduction (voluntary goal standards for 30%, 35% and 40%)
- Separate water meters for indoor and outdoor water use for commercial buildings
- Moisture-sensing irrigation systems
- Reduced land-fill waste
- Mandatory inspections commercial buildings over 10,000 square feet
- Use of low VOC materials
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