Santa Monica, California recently became the first city in the world to require net-zero energy construction for all new single-family homes.

The new rule also calls for new multifamily and commercial buildings to reduce their energy consumption to 10% below the rates set in the 2016 California Energy Code. Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez said the new ordinance will be a key part of the city’s strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.






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