Santa Monica, Calif., Will Become First City To Require Net-Zero On All New Single-Family Homes

Pending approval, the new law will go into effect in 2017, possibly as early as February

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | November 9, 2016

The city of Santa Monica, California is about to become the first community in the world to require net-zero energy construction for all new single-family residences. The new law would go into effect in 2017, pending approval from the California Energy Commission. The standard will be based on the standards contained within the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen).

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