Tuesday, April 6, 2010

CPUC Zero Net Energy Use Proposal - New & Existing Buildings

BOMA San Francisco Members:

Please click here to read a draft proposal regarding zero net energy use by new and existing buildings in California, and when such an energy standard should go into effect. Our BOMA California staff is working on this issue with the California Public Utilities Commission but they need to hear from BOMA San Francisco members as to what they think of Goal 1: all new developments to be zero net energy users by 2030; and, Goal 2: half of existing buildings must be retrofitted to be zero net energy users by 2030.  Click here to read a draft copy of the Zero Net Energy Strategic Plan for the Commercial Sector.

BOMA California is also seeking a better clarification on the California Energy Commission's definition of zero net energy, because, as it now stands, it would mean onsite energy production. If we can broaden the definition to include off-site clean energy such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass, etc., it might become a lot more palatable and achievable for the BOMA San Francisco membership to accomplish.

Please email Ken Cleaveland, BOMA San Francisco's Director of Government and Public Affairs, with your thoughts at kenc@boma.com.

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