State Building Solar Requirements

December 02, 2005


California's existing and new building construction standard requires solar energy equipment to be installed on all existing state buildings and state parking facilities where feasible, no later than January 1, 2007. It also would require solar energy equipment to be installed, where feasible, as part of the construction of all new state buildings and state parking facilities that begin construction after December 31, 2002.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: California
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar - Passive,Solar Water Heat,Solar Space Heat,Solar Thermal Electric,Solar Photovoltaics


Name: CA Government Code § 14710 et seq.
Name: CA Government Code 14684 et seq.


Name: General Information
Organization: California Department of General Services
Address: 707 Third Street
West Sacrament CA 95605-2811
Phone: (916) 376-5000

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.