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IMG_7316Solar Water Heating is expected to play a larger role in helping buildings exceed California’s Title 24 regulations in 2010.  SunWater Solar is assisting developers exceed Title 24 standards by installing solar hot water systems on multifamily affordable housing projects around the Bay Area, including developments in Palo Alto for Bridge Housing and San Leandro for Eden Housing.

Title 24, the energy efficiency standards that were adopted by the state of California in 1978 for residential and nonresidential buildings, is being updated and new Title 24 regulations will be implemented on January 1, 2010.  Many of the energy efficiency measures that helped building owners exceed the Title 24 code in the past will now become standard.

Many property developers, especially in multifamily developments, rely on incentives provided by programs such as the CMFNH and to qualify these buildings must exceed the Title 24 standards by at least 15%.  Green Point Rated buildings also require Title 24 to be exceeded by 15%.  Solar water heating will be key for many of these developments to exceed Title 24 beginning in 2010 and SunWater solar will continue playing an active role in installing these solar water heating systems.

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Posted On : Monday, December 14, 2009

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