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Regulators say the state building code will be the key to achieving the goal, at least in the short term.

The efficiency mandate, intended to reduce the need for carbon-spewing power plants, is part of California’s mission to address climate change.

Before remodeling a kitchen or building a house, Californians should consider Title 24 of the state building code. It spells out the state’s energy-use requirements for new and existing structures....

Owning a home in California could get more complicated starting next year with a new law intended to cut energy consumption, partly by increasing the efficiency of home heating, cooling and lighting...

CALmatters is looking into the complex topic of making California’s houses, schools, hospitals, offices and other buildings more energy-efficient — part of Governor Jerry Brown’s...

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