2013 Building Code Changes


The State of California Building Standards Commission has adopted the 2013 California building codes. These regulations, as approved and published on July 1, 2013, will become effective locally and thoughout the State of California for all accupancies on January 1, 2014.

Among the important updates to the 2013 Code

• Updated California Green Building Code - CALGreen (Will be adopted as of July 1, 2014)
• Updated California Energy Code (Will be adopted as of July 1, 2014)
• The entire Chapter 11B format and organization has been changed to resemble the 2010   ADA Standards
• New Plumbing Code provisions pertaining to greywater and rainwater catchment.

Below is a list of brochures available to assist in understanding the significant changes from the 2010 Building Codes to the new 2013 Building Codes that become effective Janurary 1, 2014:

Click the links below to view the significant changes in English or Espanol.

2013 Code Update Covers 

2013 California Code Update Brochure (ENGLISH) - (ESPANOL)
2013 California Code Update Brochure -Title 24 energy (ENGLISH) - (ESPANOL)
2013 CALGreen Green Building Code Significant Changes (ENGLISH) - (ESPANOL)
2013 California Building Code Chapter 11B Significant Changes (ENGLISH) - (ESPANOL)
2013 California Code Update Brochure -water conserving fixtures (ENGLISH) - (ESPANOL)


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