These codes include requirements for buildings, and another set of requirements for energy in buildings.
The State requires all jurisdictions to adopt the state codes as their building codes. In addition, the State permits jurisdictions to adopt other voluntary measures, known as Cal Green Codes.
Fairfax, together with other Towns in Marin County, adopted Cal Green Tier 1 last cycle. We have been working with these codes for the past three years. The great thing about these Cal Green Codes is that they are not prescriptive; they give each building owner, designer, and builder a menu of options to choose from.
At the end of this year, Fairfax will consider which version of the New Building Codes to adopt.
To help us, we have invited representatives from the California Building Standards Commission to teach us about the new codes. A representative from the CBSC will join us at the upcoming meeting of the Climate Action Committee to talk to us about what the new codes contain.
In our recent conversations with CBSC, they told us that only ten jurisdictions in the state had adopted Tier 1; we are one of them. And, they told us, nobody had adopted Tier 2; we are considering it this cycle.
Come join us, learn about the codes, and help us help Fairfax take on our existential problem.
MEETING INFO HERE:
Or ZOOM: +1.669.900.6833
Meeting ID: 895 2717 8659
Thank you for being part of the fight against our climate catastrophe.