The 2016 energy standards went into effect January 1, 2017. The California Energy Commission’s Online Resource Center is provided to assist the building community and enforcement agencies with Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Standards) compliance. Energy Standards apply to newly constructed buildings, as well as additions and alterations for existing buildings. Presently, the Energy Standards are updated every three years.nnTo assist in the compliance process, we provide compliance documents and free Public Domain Compliance Software programs for commercial and residential buildings. Training and links to the Energy Standards and compliance software are available on the Energy Commission website and at utility training centers throughout the state. To help direct you to an appropriate resource, Energy Commission and external resource information are provided on this page.