Santa Monica, California is the first city in the United States to approve an ordinance calling for all new homes to be net-zero in terms of energy consumption. Net-zero home generate as much energy as they consume from the grid by using renewable energy sources like solar or wind.
This effort is the first of its kind and could lead the way for future building requirements in other cities across the US. Santa Monica isn’t the only city with this initiative in mind. Other cities in the US, like Villanova, PA and Irvine, CA, have also put a strong emphasis on green building features.
Read more about the specifics of how Santa Monica is striving to meet their net-zero goals, and what the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has to say about hitting net-zero energy savings.
Read the article here.