Prerequisites

Builders must sign a Prerequisite Agreement to confirm they will include the following measures in their homes.

75% HIGH EFFICACY LIGHTING

At least 75% of builder-installed lighting must be high efficacy, as defined by Table 150.0-A of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Screw-based fixtures with LED lamps must meet the following Voluntary California Quality LED Lamp Specification criteria: dimmable, Color Rendering Index of at least 90, ENERGY STAR® certified, color temperature between 2700K and 3000K (Kelvin).

QUALITY INSULATION INSTALLATION INSPECTION

Homes must specify the HERS verification of Quality Insulation Installation (QII) in the compliance software and ensure that QII is listed as a HERS verified feature on the CF-1R. The insulation installer must certify the insulation installation and a qualified Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater must verify that the conditions meet the requirements of Sections 150.1(c) and 110.7(a) and (b) of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION PRE-WIRING

All garages in the community must satisfy an Electric Vehicle charging station pre-wiring requirement, in compliance with the 2014 California Electrical Code. Builders must install the conduit or outlet on a permanent surface within 10 feet of at least one on-site parking space.