Codes & Standards

Assisting local governments with energy policies and energy code compliance

Codes & Standards Services


We offer a number of resources to assist local governments with Energy Code compliance and enforcement, as well as energy- related policy development and implementation. 
These include Energy Code Permit Guides, the ePermit Tool, reach code resources, and more. 

Regional Forums

Four times each year, BayREN Codes & Standards ​Program organizes a regional forum on energy policies and related topics, including the California Energy Code.  Our events are free and open to all who work on energy-related issues.

For past forums and materials click here. For current events click button below.

Zero Net Energy/
Carbon Assistance 

BayREN provides free engineering technical assistance to help local governments save energy and money while reducing their carbon footprints.  The Municipal ZNE/ZNC Assistance program helps municipalities retrofit or construct buildings to meet zero net energy (ZNE) or zero net carbon (ZNC) goals by providing engineering analysis and recommendations for projects.  We can review individual buildings or larger portfolios of buildings and provide recommendations for broader policies as well.