Palo Alto Leads on Energy Efficiency Codes, Proposes City Council Adoption of 2016 Reach Codes

City of Palo Alto shared its findings on adoption of reach code to require building energy efficiencies 10% above the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6).

Excerpts from the City’s report to City Council are available below – these excerpts provide a great overview of how reach codes work and are filed in California, as well as how Palo Alto came to the recommendations of the proposed reach code. For the full update from Palo Alto, and the findings of their cost effectiveness test (conducted by TRC Solutions), click here.