California Title 24-2022 Final Review

Take your opportunity to review this preliminary language before the final round of public review (15 days, currently scheduled for June). If you don’t see something, say something!

Draft 2022 Energy Code (TN #: 236876) is a draft for the 2022 update to the California Energy Code (Title 24, Part 6 of California's Building Standards Code), to be adopted by the end of 2021 and become effective January 1, 2023. Draft 2022 Energy Code Express Terms.

Commissioning-related highlights:

Section 120.0—New Construction Mandatory Design and Installation Requirements.

· Sections 120.1 through 120.9 establish mandatory requirements for design and installation of newly constructed building envelopes, ventilation, space-conditioning and service water-heating systems and equipment in nonresidential, high-rise residential, and hotel/motel buildings, as well as covered processes.

· Section 120.8 – Nonresidential Building Commissioning.

· Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR). The energy-related expectations and requirements of the building shall be documented before the design phase of the project begins and shall include the following:

1. Energy efficiency goals

2. Ventilation requirements

3. Project documentation requirements, including facility functions, and hours of operation, and need for after -hours operation

4. Equipment and systems expectations

5. Building envelope performance expectations

Section 141.0 – Existing Building Mandatory Requirements.

· Specifies which requirements of Sections 120.1 through 120.9 also apply to additions or alterations to existing buildings. For alterations that change the occupancy classification of the building, the requirements apply to the occupancy after the alterations.


New Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy

In a climate bill signed on March 26, Massachusetts committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, and embracing new energy-saving policies. The law sets efficiency standards in 17 residential and commercial areas and directs the state government to develop a stringent building code that municipalities may adopt to cut energy waste in new homes and buildings.

University of North Carolina Database of Policies and Incentives

The University of North Carolina database of policies and incentives has just updated regulatory policies, bills under consideration, energy efficiency programs, and financial incentives by state and a menu of other filters.


ASHRAE Standards

Existing Building EE Standard

First Public Review due by 4/11; Proposed Addendum b to Standard 100-2018, Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings. New additional language:

· Annex E2.3.16 requires installing a FDD system that utilizes building analytic algorithms to convert data provided by sensors and devices to automatically identify faults in building systems and provide a prioritized list of actionable resolutions to those faults based on cost or energy avoidance, comfort, and maintenance impact.

· Annex E5 adds “metering systems for monitoring.” Annex E5.5 requires installing a metering system to monitor electrical energy use for each of the major electrical energy using loads including HVAC systems, water heating systems, interior lighting, exterior lighting, elevators, escalators, and receptacle circuits. '

· Annex E5.5.2 requires installing a metering system to monitor fossil fuel energy use for each of the major fossil fuel energy using loads.

· Annex E8. requires operational changes and replacing and/or right-sizing motors.

Water Quality Public Review

· First Advisory Public Review due by 5/10; Standard 514P, Risk Management for Building Water Systems: Physical, Chemical and Microbial Hazards other than Legionella.