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Welcome Message from Your CALBO President!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


After five years on the CALBO board, it is now my honor to serve as your 2015-2016 President. Above all, I hope that you as members will walk away from this year with a renewed sense of pride in being an active part of CALBO.

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CALBO's 54th Annual Business Meeting

Join CALBO for its 54th Annual Business Meeting in beautiful San Diego, California at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina from March 14 - March 17, 2016.

We hope you will join us for this annual tradition featuring a new Leadership Series, new Workshop Sessions, CALBO's first Job Fair, numerous networking opportunities and the many courses offered on the upcoming code cycle. Registration and information now available!


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CALBO's 54th Annual Business Meeting - Exhibitor and Sponsorship Program

The 54th Annual Business Meeting Exhibitor and Sponsorship registration is now available!


Over 350 memebers will attend this four day conference from March 14-17, 2016 in San Diego, Califonia. Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your innovative products and services while showing support for the leaders of California building departments.

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CALBO Policy Committee Application - Now Open!

Consider applying for a CALBO policy committee! The committees are the lifeblood of our organization allowing members to engage with one another and other stakeholders to strengthen our association's work. Apply using our NEW and EASY online application! 


Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2016


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Latest News

Water Conservation

December 16, 2015

New Model Water Efficient Landscapes Ordinance (MWELO) Tool Kit

Starting December 1, 2015, local agencies must adopt their own ordinance or MWELO becomes effective by default.  New development projects with a landscape area of 500 square feet or more are subject to MWELO.    

- Click below to access the many resources in the new CALBO MWELO Tool Kit developed by the CALBO Green Building Committee.

Emergency Regulations for Outdoor Landscape Irrigation - 2015

The California Building Standards Commission adopted emergency regulations for outdoor landscape irrigation effective June 1, 2015.  By reducing the Evapotranspiration Factor used for calculating the Maximum Applied Water Allowance from 0.7 to 0.55, the State expects water savings of up to 20% 

New Energy Commission Plumbing Fixture Flow Rates - State Website

The requirements for maximum flow rates for any newly installed fixtures as of January 1, 2016 are as followed:

  • Urinals from 0.5 gpf to 0.125 gpf.  Note: The use of hybrid urinals is being considered for the 2016 CalGreen Code
  • Residential faucets from 2.2 gpm to 1.2 gpm.  Note: The CEC is considering requiring 1.5 gpm and extending the requirement for 1.2 gpm to September 2016.
  • Kitchen faucets from 2.2 gpm to 1.8 gpm with possible capability to increase to 2.2 gpm. Public lavatory faucets shall not exceed a flow rate of 0.5 gpm.


December 01, 2015


The NEW online bill search allows building officials a real-time way to follow CALBO’s position on critical State legislation during the 2016 session.  Simply click on CALBO’s LEGISLATIVE WATCH for the latest Bills of Interest and most recent actions.  

We will hit the ground running on January 4 when session resumes. CALBO's Director of Public Affairs, Nicole Virga Bautista, will lead the charge working closely with the CALBO Legisltive committee to track and take position on bills with a laser focus on collaboration with like-minded organizations as the mechanism for proactive change.

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