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Reach Code Cost-Effectiveness Study: Low-Rise Residential New Construction

Building Codes, Efficiency and Building Performance

Analysis documenting cost-effective combinations of measures that exceed the minimum state

requirements for design in newly-constructed single family and low-rise (one-to three-story) multifamily residential construction. The analysis includes evaluation of both mixed fuel and all-electric homes, documenting that the performance requirements can be met by either type of building design. Compliance package options and cost-effectiveness analysis in all sixteen California climate zones.

Used as the basis for model reach codes.

California Energy Codes and Standards Program, July 17, 2019

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