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Code Compliance for Tiny Homes and ADUs

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Come learn about policies and policy changes around small housing, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), tiny homes on wheels (THOWs) and all electric homes; Zoning codes, building codes, fire codes and energy efficiency codes; Energy code compliance for an all-electric tiny home or ADU. Get a walk through on how this all-electric tiny 176 square foot home meets and doesn’t meet energy code compliance, and what code compliance you should keep in mind for other tiny home or ADU projects in the tri-county region.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how computer simulated energy modeling calculations work vs. prescriptive code compliance.
  • Understand inputs of plan modeling, including window type/sizes, water heating, insulation, vents, etc.
  • Recognize how window size and placement can add high value to small home spaces and also create challenges with code compliance.
  • Identify resources to right-size on-site renewable energy and energy storage systems.
  • Consider code compliant and practical water heating alternatives for small living spaces.
  • Explore other areas where code compliance may be challenging and confusing for small houses and where code exceptions may be needed to recognize inherent efficiency of small homes.


April 17
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Waterman Village
466 Dana Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States
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