For those of you who haven’t heard there is a new Green Building Code coming in January 2011. The State of California (at the direction of Gov. Schwarzenegger) has adopted a new mandatory Green Building Standards Code, named CALGREEN.
Essentially it appears to be a modified version of the current green building code but now applies to everything and sets more standards. These standards include things like mandatory inspection of energy systems, reduction of waste consumption, separate water meters for interior and exterior uses, and of course new inspections and reviews by government agencies.
One key thing to note from the press release is that its seems this code will apply to all occupancy types – residential, commercial, hospitals and schools. I am still searching for more information but wanted to get the word out. Below is a link to the press release and information.