Building Standards

HCD protects the health and safety of Californians by enforcing standards for housing construction, maintenance of farmworker housing and manufactured/factory-built homes. HCD also proposes amendments to California's residential building standards for new construction to the California Building Standards Commission and helps train local government inspectors to better understand the new requirements. HCD creates specialized standards for CALGreen, the nation's first mandated green-building code. 

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HCD 2019-20 Building Codes and Standards Accomplishments:

  • Developed code changes for the “2019 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle,” resulting in changes to California’s 2019 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) supplement.
  • Participated in the State Fire Marshal’s Tall Wood Buildings meeting, focusing on early adoption of tall wood building standards for the 2019 California Building, Fire, and Electrical codes.