Local Standards

California Building Code

The California Building Code requires all local governments to adopt and enforce its energy efficiency regulations. La Habra has consistently followed and adopted each edition of these regulations since they were first developed in 1978.

Recycling & Diversion Requirements

Chapter 15.78 of the La Habra Municipal Code (LHMC) currently requires recycling and diversion of waste generated by both demolition and construction by at least 50%.

Water Conservation Requirements

La Habra also has a comprehensive water conservation ordinance (LHMC 13.40). This ordinance states that "at no time shall water be wasted or used unreasonably." The code also provides for restrictions and regulations in 4 progressive stages.