Non-Residential Envelope

Title 24 requirements for non-residential building envelopes include:

Thermal insulation: Title 24 sets minimum thermal insulation requirements for different building envelope components such as walls, roofs, floors, and doors. The insulation values vary based on the climate zone and the building type. Adequate insulation helps to reduce the heat transfer between the inside and outside of the building, which lowers the energy required for heating and cooling.

Fenestration: Title 24 sets maximum allowable U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) values for fenestration, such as windows, skylights, and glass doors. These values depend on the orientation of the fenestration and the climate zone. Lower U-factor and SHGC values indicate better insulation and reduced solar heat gain, respectively, resulting in reduced energy consumption.

Air leakage: Title 24 requires that nonresidential buildings meet maximum air leakage rates to reduce energy loss. The leakage rates vary based on the building size, shape, and volume. Adequate air sealing helps to prevent uncontrolled air leakage through the building envelope, which can lead to increased heating and cooling loads.

To comply with these requirements

Title 24 calcs can perform Title 24 calculations using approved software tools. These tools use various inputs, such as building geometry, insulation values, fenestration properties, and air leakage rates, to generate a compliance report that shows whether the proposed building envelope meets Title 24 requirements.

We will provide a compliance report that includes the required information to obtain a building permit.

Submit your project for a quotation to get started with Title 24 compliance for your nonresidential building in California. Our team of experts can help you ensure that your building envelope meets the necessary standards.

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