California's Path

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. 

Residential ZNE Code will begin in 2020.

Read the Action Plan for more details.


Developed by BluePoint Planning

San Francisco's Exploratorium Museum

Exploratorium photovoltaics