When the California Energy Commission announced its new building energy efficiency standards, the big news everywhere was the requirement for solar photovoltaic systems on every new house.
It turns out that mandatory solar panels are not the biggest deal in California's energy code changes. Energy efficiency improvements and the move toward low carbon emissions are built into the new code. The 2019 CA energy code is a nice step forward towards low load homes like Passive House.
Read all about it in this article on Treehugger: What the media missed in its coverage of California's energy code c...