Promoting public health and safety in building construction through responsible legislation, education, and building code development


CALBO's online bill search allows building officials a real-time way to follow CALBO's position on critical State legislation during the 2016 session.   

CALBO's Director of Public Affairs, Nicole Virga Bautista, continues to work 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.



At CALBO, we strive to provide the best education and supportive network for professionals in building departments and industry representatives throughout California.  

We hope you will use these newsletter as a resource to keep yourself up-to-date with everything building!

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CALBO's newly updated publication, State Laws Enforced by Building Departments, is now available.

Included in the publication is a list of CALBO's Legislation of Interest that is tracked by the CALBO Legislative Committee and CALBO staff. 

Order a copy of this vital resource for your building department! 


Job Board See all

Position Sponsor Deadline
Building Inspector I Amador County ,
Senior Plan Check Engineer County of Santa Clara June 27, 2016
Code Enforcement Officer I/II City of Fremont June 30, 2016
Supervising Building Inspector City of Fontana June 30, 2016
Plans Examiner II City of Fontana June 30, 2016
BUILDING INSPECTOR I/II City of Turlock July 01, 2016
Part-time Building Inspector City of Hesperia July 01, 2016

Latest News

2016-2017 CALBO Training Catalogue - Now Available!

May 20, 2016

Want to learn about the training opportunities that CALBO has to offer on the upcoming code cycle?

Download the newest CALBO Annual Training Catalogue to learn more! 

 - Introductory Message from the CALBO Training Institute Chair, Bob Latz 

 - Course Request Form for Chapters and Jurisdictions

 - Course Descriptions, including Education Week Courses

 - Education Week Registration and Event Information

 - Education Week Hotel Accommodation Information

 - CALBO Instructor and Course Developer Application


Become a CALBO Training Institute Instructor or Course Developer!

June 01, 2016

Are you knowledgeable about a certain topic or passionate about sharing your knowledge and experience with others? The CALBO Training Institute (CTI) is continually looking for new instructors and course developers for its trainings throughout the year!

 - Learn how to create and implement a course plan.

 - Gain one-on-one time with another instructor to review course plans and materials.

 - Co-teach with a seasoned instructor to gain hands-on experience in the classroom.

 - Utilize your knowledge to become a subject matter expert.


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.