New building codes include climate change mandates

This is part of a series of stories looking at how climate change could impact various sectors of the local business community.

Starting in January, most new commercial construction in California will be required to install some solar generation and battery storage, along with heat pump technology, as the state moves toward its zero-carbon goals.

The new 2022 building standards mandate, approved by the California Energy Commission, adds to the renewable solar mandate that went into effect in January…


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