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2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards and Compliance requirements

Effective January 1, 2017
  The Impact of the 2016 Title 24 Standards on energy calculation process  
  CF-1R registration

• Starting with 2013 Title 24 Standards, the CEC [ California Energy Commission ] introduced new mandatory testing requirements related to HVAC system and IAQ fans.
• The California Energy Commission requires any Title 24 report, that are subject to HERS (Home Energy Rating Systems) testing, to have the CF-1R registered with an approved HERS provider.
• If your project has any measures that require testing, the CF-1R must be registered.

What is the process for CF-1R registration?

1. Prepared Title 24 Report should be uploaded to the HERS provider web site (CalCERTS or CHEERS )

2. The Documentation Author (we) and Project Designer ( Owner, Builder, etc.- click for details) will need to place their signature via the HERS provider web site - please, establish an account with CalCERTS (free of charge):

  - Home Owners - Home Owner account ( "owner-builder" - for new construction, "owner installer" - for all other )
  - All other (Architects, Designers, Builders)  - appropriate account [ if no licence - "energy consultant or a designer" ]

Who signs energy compliance documents?

• The documentation author (we) and responsible person (client) must sign the Energy Compliance Certificate(s) [ Title 24 energy report(s) ]. Please, see California Energy Commission (CEC) Blueprint for details.


• HERS providers charge a fees for the CF-1R registration. Fees are different for different types of projects. Our Prices do not include HERS Registry fees.
  Garages and Basements

Unconditioned attached garages and basements are included in Energy calculation according 2016 Title 24 Standards. Please, provide dimensions.
  Standard Building Design 2016

CEC introduced new Standard Building Design Low-rise Residential Component Package A - 2016 [ Table 150.1-A ]
Please, check for new requirements.
  Standard 2016 Residential MANDATORY MEASURES SUMMARY / former MF-1R Form /:

2016 Low-Rise Residential Mandatory
  Standard 2016 Glossary

2016 Glossary
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