California Title 24


California Energy Commission (CEC) Building Energy Efficiency Standards


2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards PDF version
The 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards improve upon the 2016 Energy Standards for new construction of, and additions and alterations to, residential and nonresidential buildings. Buildings whose permit applications are dated on or after January 1, 2020, must comply with the 2019 Standards. The California Energy Commission updates the standards every three years.

2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings for the 2019 Building Efficiency Standards Title 24 JA8 PDF version
California’s energy code is designed to reduce wasteful and unnecessary energy consumption in newly constructed and existing buildings. The California Energy Commission updates the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Parts 6 and 11) every three years by working with stakeholders in a public and transparent process.

2019 Residential Compliance Manual Complete PDF version

California Energy Commission (CEC) | Advanced Search for Lighting Fixtures and Models
Confirm what lighting fixture by which lighting manufacturer is listed on the CEC website and therefore approved for T24 JA8 installations.

2019 Nonresidential Compliance Manual 2019 Non-Residential Compliance Manual Complete PDF version
Indoor Lighting Section PDF

Outdoor Lighting Section PDF

Sign Lighting Section PDF


The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) | is the recognized authority on light pollution and is the leading organization combating light pollution worldwide. This is becoming an issue when you project is located in region where compliance is mandatory.

International Landscape Lighting Institute (ILLI)
Founded by landscape lighting authority and expert Janet Lennox Moyer. ILLI is an educational organization for anyone who has a passion to learn how to light landscapes at night. Jan Moyer wrote many books on how to light landscape intelligently and effectively playing with shadows and light, accentuation and scenic lighting. ILLI offers courses, which are highly regarded by students and supported by manufacturers.

Professional Industry Organizations for Design, Building, Architectural and Lighting

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
The Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC)
American Lighting Association
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Local Chapters for Central Coast and Central Valleys

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Santa Barbara and Central Coast
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Santa Barbara
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Ventura
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Central Coast
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Central Valleys
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northern California (Fresno)
National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) Central Coast and Valleys Chapter

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Neel Lighting & Controls is a manufacturer’s representative serving ten counties in central California.

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