SchwartzReport: California’s Net Zero Energy Building To Reshape US Construction Industry

03 Economy, 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

Once again California is leading the nation. This time in green building technologies and standards. I think this is very good news.

California’s Net Zero Energy Building To Reshape US Construction Industry
CARL STERNER – CleanTechnica

California’s recent revisions to Title 24 put in place ambitious performance goals: all residential buildings must be Zero Net Energy (ZNE) by 2020, and all commercial buildings must follow suit by 2030. The code also applies to retrofit projects that pass certain thresholds. (A ZNE building produces as much energy on-site as it consumes on an annual basis.) These changes promise to reshape the construction industry in significant ways – and not just in California. Here’s how.