This page provides links to model ordinances, cost-effectiveness studies and other resources for local governments working on developing a reach code.
Local governments can only require increased energy efficiency when it is cost effective. Most cost-effectiveness studies are prepared by the Statewide Utilities’ Codes & Standards Team and can be accessed on their local energy codes website.
Model Reach Codes
A team of organizations including BayREN have developed model reach codes for use by local governments:
- The Local Energy Codes website has model ordinances in the “5 Paths to Reach Beyond” section
- The Clean Building Compass website provides links to model ordinances and other supporting information
- Peninsula Clean Energy and Silicon Valley Clean Energy created a website with model ordinances for jurisdictions in climate zones 3 and 4 (San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, as well as coastal parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties)
Reach codes that have been adopted by other nearby jurisdictions can also serve as model ordinances (see below for links to adopted reach codes).
Adopted Reach Codes
- The California Energy Commission maintains a webpage with links to all adopted reach codes in the state.
- The Statewide Investor-Owned Utilities’ Reach Code Team provides information about adopted reach codes in both list and map format at the bottom of this webpage
California-Specific Reach Code Resources
- California Energy Commission
- Statewide IOU Reach Code Team
- Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition