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The 2016 CALBO Training Institute Weeks are coming soon. Plan ahead for these three education events!

2016 CALBO Education Week: San Ramon from September 12 - 15, 2016

2016 CALBO Education Week: Ontario from October 24 - 27, 2016

2016 CALBO Education Week: Anaheim from November 7 - 10, 2016 


Leadership and Advocacy Day

The 2016 CALBO Leadership and Advocacy Day will take place on April 20, 2016 in Sacramento.

CALBO Class I members are invited to participate in planned meetings and other activities at the State Capital. Please join us to represent your jurisdiction and showcase your local building department.



The California Building Officials' leadership program, Building Officials Leadership Academy (BOLA), is designed to maximize the leadership capabilities of seasoned public safety professionals who seek a future within California's building departments.

CALBO welcomes the BOLA Class of 2016 from April 18-22, 2016 at the CALBO Office in Sacramento! 


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Position Sponsor Deadline
Plans Examiner City of Redding May 04, 2016
Civil Engineer/Plan Check Engineer County of Santa Barbara May 06, 2016
Electrical Inspector State of Oregon May 09, 2016
Permit Technician I City of Torrance May 10, 2016
Building Permit Technician City of Santa Barbara May 11, 2016
Deputy Director Building Inspection San Joaquin County May 13, 2016
Senior Building Inspector San Joaquin County May 13, 2016

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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.