This CASE Report will investigate and develop an alternative prescriptive compliance path for homes certified under the Passive House Standard. The intent of this research measure is to determine if buildings built to the Passive House Standard could potentially satisfy requirements under the 2022 California Energy Code, and could buildings certified under the Passive House Standard qualify as equivalent to the prescriptive requirements for residential buildings. The Statewide CASE Team will investigate whether any barriers or challenges exist to ensure enforceability, identify whether a home built to the Passive House Standard can meet the prescriptive code requirements, what, if any, measures may be required to meet equivalency, and review key elements in Passive House that are not adequately addressed in the Alternative Calaculation Method Reference Manual.
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The Statewide CASE Team values input from all stakeholders engaged in the Title 24, Part 6 code change process. We encourage the open exchange of code change comments and concerns.
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