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California Energy Commission Local Standards: Santa Monica

  • The CEC posts content for jurisdictions with reach code that surpasses the 2016 Energy Code.

2016 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) - Appendix A4 - Residential Voluntary Measures

  • The State's code language for residential ZNE can be found under Appendix A4 of the 2016 CALGreen Code.

California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan

  • In 2008, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) established targets for residential ZNE by 2020 and commercial ZNE by 2030

California Energy Commission 2015 Integrated Energy Policy Report

  • The CEC Integrated Energy Policy Report is published every 3 years. The 2015 edition established ZNE code language to be included in the 2016 Energy Code.

California ZNE Homes - Energy Upgrade California

  • Tools and Resources to help practitioners design and build ZNE Homes.

CEC/CPUC New Residential Zero Net Energy Action Plan 2015-2020

  • Executive Summary of the CEC and CPUC Action Plan for Residential ZNE.

New Buildings Institute - Zero Net Energy

  • Industry leading non-profit, the New Buildings Institute, tools and resources to help practitioners design and build ZNE Buildings. 
Last updated: Wednesday, 04/26/2017

ZNE Guidelines for New Construction

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ZNE Cost Effectiveness Study 

 ZNE Cost Effectiveness Study
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Matrix 2.0 Alternative Water Guidelines 

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New roadmap for decentralized, alternate water supplies - indoor and outdoor non-potable water regulations streamlined for rainwater, graywater, stormwater, blackwater use.

Solution Finding for Net Zero Water 

Sustainability experts from across the nation convened to explore statutory, technological, and engineering barriers to the widespread implementation of water recycling and reuse systems in commercial and residential buildings.
Net Zero Water Booklet
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High Performance Buildings Study

Designing high performance green buildings literally build our sustainable city commitments into the fabric of the community.  
Check out this study analyzing the costs of a prototypical mixed-use project.

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