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Reach Code Cost-Effectiveness Study: Nonresidential New Construction

Building Codes, Electrification

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

requirements for design in newly-constructed nonresidential buildings. Buildings specifically examined include medium office, medium retail, and small hotels. Measures include energy efficiency, solar photovoltaics (PV), and battery storage. In addition, the report includes a comparison between a baseline mixed-fuel design and all-electric design for each occupancy type.

Used as the basis for model reach codes.

California Energy Codes and Standards Program, July 15, 2019

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