The California Energy Commission’s Title 24 Building Standards, known simply as Title 24, have saved Californians more than $74 billion in reduced electricity bills since 1977. Even as the state’s population rapidly grew, these energy-saving standards have successfully helped keep California’s per capita electricity use flat over the last 40 years, while the rest of the country’s use increased.
Recently, the Title 24 standards were updated to include stricter glass performance requirements for homes and buildings—reducing U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) minimums, and increasing visible light transmittance (VLT) requirements.
To meet these new performance requirements, the California Energy Commission suggests using dynamic glazing—and specifically, thermochromic glazing technology like Suntuitive glass. Self-tinting Suntuitive glass not only exceeds the new Title 24 standards, but also optimizes interior daylighting and comfort in homes and buildings. Take a look at how Suntuitive glass compares to the Title 24 standards:
California’s Title 24 standards are raising the bar for existing energy codes throughout the country and are being adopted by other states. At the same time, Title 24 is increasing the demand for dynamic glazing solutions, such as Suntuitive glass, to fulfill these ever-evolving requirements.
For more information on how Suntuitive glass can meet strict energy-efficiency standards, visit our website or call 616-662-7216.
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