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2019 Green Building Standards Code

Get Your Building Permit In Now!

Get Your Building Permit in NOW!

On January 1, 2020 the 2019 California Green Building Standards Code (AKA CalGreen) goes into effect. The new code adds additional costs and complexities to the CalGreen permitting process. If your are able to get your project in before the end of the year it will save you thousands of dollars in additional costs. .

CalGreen 2020 – Added Cost, Added Complexity

Since most building departments close over the holidays, it is likely that the last permit intake day will be during the week of December 16th. It is also likely that the intake desk will be looking for any reason to reject your permit set to reduce their over-whelming workload. Every jurisdiction will be over-loaded at the end of this year. 

It is more critical than ever that you submit a complete and correct set of CalGreen documents to avoid the possibility of your project being pushed into the new year – and the new code!

The new code is causing a rush of end of year permit applications as builders and owners try to avoid the added costs of the updated CalGreen Code. For example, the revised code will require solar photo-voltaic panels on all new homes in California. This will add up to $25,000 to the cost of a new home.   

New Building Cost Data

CalGreen 2020 – All 2019 CalGreen Code Changes

The new requirement for solar panels is just part of the many added costs of the 2020 CalGreen. To help you understand all of the changes we have put together the only available summary of every single 2019 Green Building Standards Code change here:

2019 CalGreen Code Changes

At CalGreen Energy Services we are specialists in CalGreen consulting and permitting. We can get your year-end CalGreen submittal complete and ready before the end of year deadline. Call us today to ensure your permit intake does not get rejected!

While the permit and construction process can be onerous, your CalGreen submittal need not be.

Call us today and let us show you how we can help with your project.

Gary Welch


Phone: 707-328-5299

CalGreen Energy Services


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