Central California leads the state in zero net energy homebuilding at scale with the largest single-family community and 100+ homes in Clovis

“De Young Properties and energy consulting company ConSol jointly announce De Young RidgeView, the largest grid-connected zero net energy (ZNE) single-family community to be developed in California. De Young RidgeView, located in the Central California community of Clovis, will include 58 zero net energy homes designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy…

Four major California cities commit to dramatically reducing pollution from buildings by 2030

“Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Monica on Thursday joined 15 other cities around the globe in committing to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas pollution produced by buildings. The landmark Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration brings together mayors representing 19 cities and 130 million people to declare that all new buildings in these…

Industry challenged to achieve net zero carbon buildings

“The World Green Building Council has issued a challenge to the global building sector: eliminate carbon emissions from building use by 2030. The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment – the first of its kind worldwide – was issued at the WorldGBC Congress Canada in Toronto last week. Any company signing up will have to track,…

What does it take to electrify everything in your home?

“The Guay family sensibly started with a home energy audit to assess their home’s envelope and equipment and to identify available rebates. To their surprise, the $400 assessment didn’t uncover major problems. But then, another surprise: They learned that equipment that displaces natural gas with electricity, such as an air-source heat pump, is not eligible…

New California government building expected to achieve net-zero energy

“The building will offer much-needed technical and collaboration space for the critical government functions that protect California’s environment and natural resources. In addition to construction of a tower—which features 10,000 square feet of retail and public space, an auditorium with 300 seats, a multi-vendor food court and a pedestrian plaza — the project includes exterior…

West Hollywood opts in for 100% renewable energy

“West Hollywood ultimately decided that the completely renewable option was in line with the city’s goal to lower their carbon footprint. With this option, customers are expected to pay 7% more than if they were to stick with Southern California Edison’s standard energy services. However, sticking with Edison means that only 34% of the energy…

Zero net energy buildings reach new communities, promising savings and renewable energy

“In May 2017, Santa Clara, California, became the first city in the world to include ZNE requirements in its building code, requiring all new single-family residential construction to be ZNE. Cambridge, Massachusetts, plans to follow Santa Monica’s footsteps with goals to phase in ZNE in all new construction between 2020 and 2030 starting with commercial…

Los Angeles announces first zero net energy multifamily affordable housing development

The units were not only designed to operate very energy efficiently, but also to engage tenants in their energy consumption patterns. Apartment iPad displays will allow tenants to see how much energy they’re using, and how much energy their solar panels are producing. Each apartment has separate solar panels on the roof directly wired to…
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