to Zero Net Energy
Zero Net Energy buildings and Districts provide innovative, feasible, and cost-effective approaches to reducing California's greenhouse gas footprint and achieving the State's aggressive climate goals. The new Commercial and District Zero Net Energy Plan along with a new Decision-Making Tool provides a refined focus on ZNE that incorporates energy storage, controls, and local renewables.
Mindy Craig and Dave Hewitt with BluePoint Planning worked with the CPUC, CEC, utilities, and countless other stakeholders in California to develop the Residential and Commercial Zero Net Energy Action Plans. The latest plan, designed for the Commercial sector builds on the lessons learned in the residential market and integrates a broader approach that includes district or community scale ZNE, and the development of resilient communities.
Help be a part of our plan to have all new commercial buildings be Zero Net Energy beginning in 2030!
San Leandro, CA
Interior of Castro Valley Branch of Alameda County Library
Residential ZNE Code will begin in 2020.
Read the Action Plan for more details.