2016 Code Change Summary

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Notable  Changes to the  2016 California  Building  Codes - Effective January 1, 2017

The State of California Building Standards Commission has adopted the 2016 California building codes. These regulations, as approved and published on July 1, 2016, will become effective locally and thoughout the State of California for all accupancies on January 1, 2016.

Among the important updates to the 2016 Code

• Updated California Green Building Code - CALGreen (Will be adopted as of July 1, 2016)
• Updated California Energy Code(Will be adopted as of July 1, 2016)
• The entire Chapter 11B format and organization has been changed to resemble the 2016 ADA Standards
• New Plumbing Code provisions pertaining to greywater and rainwater catchment.