30 May '17, 1am

California city on its way to becoming the first Zero Net Energy city in the U.S.

The ZNE ordinance requires all new homes built in the year 2017 and beyond to choose one of three options for energy use: install photovoltaic panels to support two watts of energy for each square foot, pay mitigation fees that will result in a discount on the energy generation rate section of their bill, or select a combination of both options. The required feasibility study for the ordinance is already taking place, which is needed before receiving approval from the California Energy Commission . These processes are expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/california-city-on-its-way-to-becomi...

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