WHAT IS TITLE 24?
The California Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards are designed to ensure new and existing buildings achieve energy efficiency and preserve outdoor and indoor environmental quality. These measures (Title 24, Part 6) are listed in the California Code of Regulations. The California Energy Commission is responsible for adopting, implementing and updating building energy efficiency. Local city and county enforcement agencies have the authority to verify compliance with applicable building codes, including energy efficiency.
(Excerpted from the CEC Title 24 website)
HOW DOES SUNEARTH WORK WITH TITLE 24?
Solar Hot Water plays a large role in helping buildings exceed California’s Title 24 regulations. Given our history in California, SunEarth has been a great partner assisting developers meet and exceed Title 24 standards by manufacturing the most certified hot water products in the industry. The right product for the right application critical for the vast diversity of building occupancy throughout the state of California.
ENERGY IMPACT OF WATER HEATING
Water heating energy use makes up a significant portion of total energy use for residential/occupied buildings. In California’s mildest climates water heating energy use may equal the combined energy needed for space heating and space cooling. A solar water heating system can contribute up to 80 percent of the energy needed for domestic water heating (depending on the design of the solar water heating system). The contribution of a solar water heating system can be claimed as credit toward compliance with the Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards and also for qualification for the New Solar Homes Partnership or other incentives programs that require specified savings beyond the standards.
(Excerpted from the Go Solar California website)