CBIA represents California home builders on the development, adoption and implementation of our state building standards. Whether it’s energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, fire safety or disabled accessibility standards, these issues have a profound impact on the homebuilding industry.
CBIA’s “Codes Corner” is designed as an area where details on these and other code-related issues will be available, and updates on pending regulations will be addressed. The following are some of the important documents in this area.
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NOTICE TO BUILDERS | THE 45L ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES TAX CREDIT EXTENDED FOR 2022, NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR 2023-2033
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 was signed into law August 16, 2022. As part of the legislation, the $2,000 per dwelling unit 45L tax credit was extended for homes sold or leased through December 31, 2022. CHEERS 45L is ready to qualify dwelling units for this incentive now. Other than dwellings sold or rented in 2022, there are still a large number of projects completed prior to this year that may qualify for the credit. Low-rise multifamily projects are also eligible and typically qualify given California’s stringent Title 24 Energy Code.
For dwelling units completed in 2023 through 2033, new requirements include Energy Star for a $2,500 incentive and Zero Energy Ready for a $5,000 incentive.
For more information on how to qualify for this tax credit, contact Bob Johnson at CHEERS 45L (rjohnson@cheers45L.org; 559 308-6045).