California Dreaming of Net Zero

California Dreaming of Net Zero

Jun 07, 2017

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Author, GreenHomeBuilder, June 7, 2017

The passage of Public Resources Code section 25402 over 40 years ago set in motion efforts to reduce inefficient and costly consumption of energy. For the past decade, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has set energy goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, establish zero net energy (ZNE) for residential and commercial construction, increase the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), and reduce urban water demand. This was in conjunction with the California Public Utilities Commission adopting an Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan committing all new residential construction to achieve ZNE by 2020 with commercial construction following by 2030.

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