BUILD Program Guidelines


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
BUILD Program Guidelines
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The CEC’s program guidelines for the BUILD Program establish the rules for the program, including eligibility requirements, participation procedures, and incentive structure. BUILD is a building decarbonization initiative established by Senate Bill (SB) 1477 (Stern, Chapter 378, Statutes of 2018) that will provide technical assistance and financial incentives for new, low-income residential building projects using near-zero-emission building technologies.

Contact Information

Nicolas Oliver
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Staff Counsel
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines sections 15307; 15308; 15061(b)(3); 15378(b)(2) and (b)(4).
Reasons for Exemption
Approval of the BUILD Program Guidelines is a regulatory action that is not a project under CEQA Guidelines section 15378(b)(2) and (b)(4) and would protect natural resources and the environment, consistent with the categorical exemptions to CEQA review under sections 15307 and 15308 of the CEQA Guidelines. Additionally, the Guidelines are consistent with the common-sense exemption under section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines.


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