Path to Zero
California's ZNE and Zero Carbon Action Plans
Advancing Decarbonization in Multifamily Buildings
California has set an aggressive target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045, at the latest. Buildings are a significant contributor to carbon emissions, and the technical capability to achieve zero-carbon buildings exists today!
The Advancing Decarbonization in Multifamily Buildings Report endeavors to push building energy efficiency levels to the highest level possible for new and major renovations for multifamily buildings by incorporating cutting-edge technologies and design approaches that achieve zero carbon emissions. The Report focuses on creating a suitable environment and market for zero-carbon buildings to inform statewide energy code beginning in 2032 and the adoption of zero-carbon building reach codes in alignment with the State, stakeholders, and leading organizations such as the Building Decarbonization Coalition.