Currently Reading

New California codes moving state toward net-zero requirements

New California codes moving state toward net-zero requirements


Jim Young | November 25, 2013

Starting in 2014, California is implementing building code revisions to its Title 24 standards. These revised building codes will move California’s residential and commercial buildings toward net zero energy. Under Title 24, all new residential construction must be net zero by 2020, with all new commercial buildings achieving this goal by 2030.

Title 24 first focuses on reducing energy consumption through the integration of smart and energy efficient technologies. Later, developers will be required to install onsite renewable energy generation like solar panels. Title 24 will also apply to existing buildings that implement threshold-sized remodeling or repurposing construction projects.

In addition, California’s Governor Jerry Brown has issued an executive order for state agencies to achieve net zero for 50% of the square footage of existing state-owned buildings by 2025. Title 24 is also meant to grow the economies of scale for energy efficiency technologies in order to drive down their prices.

(http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/11/title-24-launches-california-net-energy-buildings/)

Tags

More from Author

Jim Young | Jan 16, 2014

West Point releases plan to achieve net zero campus-wide

The installation has an ambitious plan to move to 100% energy efficiency through several initiatives including more renewable energy production and energy efficiency retrofits.

Jim Young | Jan 7, 2014

World Expo village in Kazakhstan to be triple net zero

World Expo 2017, planned for Astana, Kazakhstan, calls for an expo village that rates triple net zero—zero net use of energy and water and zero net generation of landfill waste.

Jim Young | Jan 2, 2014

Sacramento utility maintenance facility earns LEED Platinum, targets net zero

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s new maintenance facility, which is targeting net zero, has received LEED Platinum certification.

Jim Young | Dec 27, 2013

Grand Cancun to be first net-zero energy luxury eco-tourism resort

Using a marine platform concept instead of an artificial island, the development will create more space with less impact in the fragile marine ecosystem.

Jim Young | Dec 16, 2013

Irving, Texas building state’s second net-zero school

Lee Elementary School, scheduled to open in fall 2014, will be net-zero-ready, and if the school board decides to sell district bonds and allow the purchase of additional solar panels, will be a true net-zero facility.

Jim Young | Dec 9, 2013

Skaneateles, N.Y., converts old firehouse to net-zero village hall

The Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles, N.Y., renovated its vacant firehouse into Skaneateles Village Hall, the first municipal net-zero energy building in the state of New York.

Jim Young | Dec 2, 2013

Security is key component of Army’s net-zero assessment strategy

For the U.S. Army, creating secure sources of energy is an important driver for its net zero goals. Critical military missions are at a high risk of failure in the event of an electric grid failure, according to a Defense Science Board report.

Jim Young | Nov 19, 2013

Net-zero senior housing project aimed at low-income residents in Virginia

A big driver to achieve net-zero was to offer affordable housing with reduced energy costs for low-income seniors.

Jim Young | Nov 11, 2013

New San Francisco 49ers stadium will achieve net zero thanks to 49 large solar panels

The installation of 49 large rooftop solar panels at the 49ers new stadium outside San Francisco will help the arena achieve net-zero energy use, according to NRG, the company that installed the panels.

Jim Young | Nov 5, 2013

Living Building Challenge clarifies net-zero definitions and standards

The Living Building Challenge has released the Net Zero Energy Building Certification to provide clearer definitions regarding what net zero really means and how it is to be achieved.

More In Category





Magazine Subscription
Subscribe

Get our Newsletters

Each day, our editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Subscribe

Follow BD+C: