Title 24 Part 6 Energy Code & Trends for Multifamily Buildings

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117


Are you and your design team prepared to meet the aggressive goals California is putting into place starting next year and beyond? Join us as we discuss the high-speed train called “California Energy Goals” and how it is changing the requirements, building practices and installed systems for multifamily buildings. The next 2019 Energy Code cycle has big changes for low-rise and high-rise multifamily buildings as we enter our “Zero Net Energy (ZNE)” code year (2020) for low-rise multifamily buildings (2030 for high-rise).

The 2019 code cycle requirements include major changes to design and construction practices associated with low-rise multifamily buildings.? In addition, all multifamily buildings have new ventilation requirements and options that dictate the design team work together to determine the methodology used to show compliance.? Multifamily buildings have been targeted by the Energy Commission to be studied for the 2022/2025 code cycles. What do you think they should be investigating?


  • 2019 code updates for low-rise versus high-rise multifamily buildings

  • Trends for future Energy Code development of multifamily building features
  • REACH codes impact on multifamily compliance options


Gina Rodda has been involved with California Title 24 energy compliance since 1991. She currently works for Gabel Associates, LLC in Berkeley, CA, providing residential and nonresidential calculations and support for programs such as CA Title 24, Savings by Design, CA Multi Family Homes, Build it Green, and LEED® EA submittals. She is certified as a CEA and CEPE in both residential and nonresidential, in addition to being an LEED® AP. Gina graduated in 1989 with a BA from University of Phoenix in Stockton.

Additional Details

Additional information about the Energy Code:

The Energy Code is developed reflecting California legislative goals for Zero Net Energy (ZNE) and Zero Carbon Goals, in addition to Warren Alquist Act policy requirements. The primary mechanism for energy efficiency is building efficiency which includes envelope, mechanical, lighting and covered process features.? These building features are influenced by the Energy Code mandatory, prescriptive and performance requirements, and options for compliance dictated by the building code cycle permit. Multifamily building feature requirements are further delineated by number of habitable stories above grade. 3 stories equal a low-rise and 4 or more stories equal a high-rise.

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