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ZNE Resources

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 ZNE Homes

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

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: Monday, 04/01/2019

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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