California Title 24

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Code Compliance

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Title 20 vs. Title 24

Title 20 is part of the Appliance Efficiency Regulation and California Code of Regulations that requires manufacturer certification of “self-contained” lighting control devices in California. “Self-contained” lighting control devices are defined as discrete lighting control devices that can perform their designed function without the requirement of being connected to additional devices. Common devices that may fall under the category of “Self-contained” include:

  • Self-contained Automatic Daylighting Controls
  • Dimmers
  • Line powered Occupancy Sensors
  • Line power Vacancy Sensors

Title 24 is part of the California Code of Regulations Building Energy Efficiency Standards with the goal to reduce energy usage in building spaces. California building energy standards have saved more than $74B in electricity costs since 1975. Previous versions of Title 24 outlined requirements for products to make spaces energy efficient. In the past the CEC maintained a product list of  Title 24 compliant products for customer information. 

As of July, 1 2014 the Title 24 2013 version of code no longer maintain a product list of Title 24 compliant products. The current version of code outlines standards that spaces must meet in order to meet Title 24 requirements. In addition the new version of code defines that a product cannot be Title 24 compliant it can only contribute to the space being a Title 24 compliant space.

Title 24 Requirements by Space

To help clarify we have created a convenient reference piece specifically
addressing the mandatory requirements by space.

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Title 24 Solutions

This document outlines which products meet specific
California Title 24 2013 code requirements.

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Learn more about Receptacle Control (or Plug Load) and how to meet the California Title 24 2013 requirements in the 'Receptacle Control Solutions' Application Note.

Learn how to meet California Title 24 2013's increased requirements for Demand Response in the 'Room Controller with integral Demand Response' Application Note.