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Please use the following linked information for reference when preparing your building plans for submittal. The most current information should be obtained from the California Energy Commission web site:

2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

(Effective date: January 1, 2010)

California Energy Commission Publications:

2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

2008 Nonresidential Compliance Manual

2008 Reference Appendices

2008 Residential Compliance Manual

California Energy Commission Residential Forms:

Compliance Forms (CF-1R’s, MF-1R, WS-1R’s)

Installation Certificates (CF-6R)

Certificates of Field Verification and Diagnostic Testing (CF-4R)

County of San Diego Guidance Document:

PDS #409 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards: Low-Rise Residential Buildings

2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

(Effective dates: October 1, 2005 – December 31, 2009)

California Energy Commission Publications:

2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

2005 Nonresidential Compliance Manual

2005 Residential Compliance Manual

Residential Compliance Forms


Acknowledgement: This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-EE0000902.
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