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All buildings in California are required to meet the accessibility requirements of the California Building Code. The local Building Department only plan checks and inspects for state compliance. Compliance with the California Building Code (CBC) does not necessarily mean that the design also automatically complies with federal ADA requirements. CBC Chapter 10 contains general accessibility requirements that apply to most occupancies. Chapter 11A contains regulations pertaining to multifamily buildings and Chapter 11B contains regulations for commercial and industrial buildings.

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California Building Energy Efficiency Standards

The State of California has all the manuals and forms for compliance with California's energy efficiency standards on their site: The following are hyperlinks to the most important sections of the State's energy efficiency standards. Adoption of the 2008 Energy Standards has been delayed until January 1, 2010.

 There are substantial changes from the 2005 Standards. To look at the new rules go to 2008 Energy Standards  

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