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Codes and Standards

The BayREN Codes & Standards Program is a joint effort of the Bay Area cities and counties to increase compliance with the California Energy Code.

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Regional Forums
BayREN hosts Regional Forums around the Bay Area on policy and program design issues in energy efficiency and energy code compliance.

For details on upcoming forums, click here.

ZNE Assistance
BayREN provides zero net energy (ZNE) engineering analysis to help local governments identify ZNE retrofit/renovation opportunities in their own municipal facilities and lead by example.

For more details, click here.

BayREN trainings are designed to educate both local officials and the private sector building community in code compliance strategies and best practices.

See what trainings are scheduled and register here.

Review training topics and request a training for your building department here.

Reach Codes
Local governments looking to adopt more stringent requirements to the building code will find information focusing on energy efficiency reach codes here.

View the Reach Codes page.

Visit the Resources page to find information on energy and green building codes and standards compliance and enforcement in California and the Bay Area.

View the Resources page.

ePermit Tool
The ePermit Tool is a free user-friendly online tool developed by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) that provides information and building permit forms for three of the most common types of home projects

View the ePermit Guides page.