The Building and Safety Division is responsible for the protection of public health and safety through the enforcement of the Building Code and other related codes. This division provides for Building and Safety plan check, permit issuance, and inspection services.
- Permit Information
- Building Standards
- California Energy Code
An updated version of the code went into effect January 1, 2008 and is aimed at ensuring all new construction meets minimum levels of energy efficiency. The requirements include the implementation of environment-friendly technologies and methods, such as water-saving plumbing fixtures, and energy-efficient windows, lighting, heating, and air conditioning.
- Established in 1978 in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California’s consumption.
- Updated periodically to incorporate the latest energy efficiency technologies.
- Also known as The Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings.
- Applies to both residential and non-residential projects.
Download the 2008 Energy Efficiency Standards Guide