The California Green Building Standards Code—Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations—known as CALGreen, is the mandatory green building standards code.
AIA California updates and posts on its website, a set of CALGreen checklists (both residential and nonresidential) for members each renewal year.
The 2022 CALGreen code went into effect January 1, 2023. Later in the year, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC), voted to make California the first state in the country to include Embodied Carbon Emission Control a mandatory part of the building code. These changes will be effective from July 1, 2024.
Supplemental checklists with the new embodied carbon updates will be available on the AIA California website soon.
In the meantime, AIA California has developed the 2022 Residential and Non-Residential CALGreen checklists for your use. Each zip file contains an editable CAD and print-ready PDF version of the checklist in 24×36 format. Feel free to use and edit as required for submittal to the jurisdiction having authority over your projects!
Special thanks to the AIA CA Professional Practice Committee, 2022-2023 VP Carina Mills, AIA, and Rebekah Aceves on our staff for taking the lead on this project.