Californians will find a number of important updates in the 2013 code, such as:
- An extensive update of California’s Energy Code;
- Division of the State Architect’s adoption of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act standards with California amendments;
- Updated California Green Building Code—CALGreen--requirements for nonresidential building alterations and additions;
- New plumbing code provisions pertaining to greywater and rainwater catchments.
The new code will be published online and available for purchase on July 1, 2013. By law, the public is given 180 days (six months) to review this new code before it goes into effect on January 1, 2014.